Martha Ballard's Diary, May 1 - 5, 1796

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Clear and Cool. I Came from mr Cowens to meeting, the Sacrament of ye Lords Super was administred. it was the first time by the Revd mr Stone Since he was Ordaind Pastor of the Church of Christ in this parrish. there were but 18 members which Did partake. God grant that others may be made Sensible of their Duty and Embrace the privaledg. at meeting. Came from mr Cowens. the Sacrament of the Lords Supper was administred.  
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Clear. I have been at home. mrs Livermore brot Some Soap home which they had borrowed. at home. Nabby is unwell. mrs Livermore here.  
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Clear. Nabby is So well that Shee washt. I have mended Cloaths for mr Ballard, he went to Son Jonas. Ephm here this morn for Some Sause and Eggs. Cyrus & Ebenz ploughing North part of ye field & Door yard. mrs Mc Master, her Dagt Bell and mrs Hardford Calld here. I was unwell at Evn, but was Calld at 11 O Clok to Petr Clearks Junr, his wife ill. I was at Peter Clearks.  
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X. Birth Peter Cleark Junrs Second Sone. XX.
A foggy morn. mrs Cleark was Deld of a son at 3h morn. I left her and inft Cleverly and returnd home at 5. Old Lady Cony Calld here going to the hook. mr Ballard, Ebenz & Nabby went to the Exhibition. I feel not So well as I Could wish. at Peter Clearks. Birth 21st.receivd 9/ as a reward.  
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Clear and windy. mr Ballard and P. Bullin Sett out to Survey the Selters Lotts at Bangor on the Penobskot river. I have been doing work about the house &C. we Churnd and had 2_ lb Butter. mr Prim took Tea here. at home. mr Ballard and Bullin Sett out for Bangor to Survey Setlers Lotts.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.