Martha Ballard's Diary, August 22 - 25, 1796

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X. Birth Chandler Robbinss Son. XX.
Clear and very warm. mrss Robbins was Deld at 3h morn of her Second Son and is as well as Can be Expected. I tarried till afternoon, receivd 13/6 as a rewd. mr Ballard returnd from his Journey, Son Town with him. mrss Savage, Trask and Phillip Bullin Dind here. at mr Robbinss. Birth 41st. mr Ballard returnd.  
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Clear. mr Ballard Sett out to go to Dresden to meet Colo North & others of a Committee to lay out a road to ye point. mrss Trask been here all day. Ebenz is gone to the meddow. mr Town is gone to the hook, his hors is in our Pasture. I have been at home, my right foot is Sweld much. at home. mrs Trask and infant here.  
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Birth mr Waids Dagt.
Clear. mr Trask Came for his wife. Patty went to the hook in ye Boat with her. Old Lady Cony Calld here. I was Calld at 5h pm to See mrss Waid who is in labour. Shee was Deld of a Dagt at 7h Evn. I returnd home at 10. mr Waid was gone to trooping. we had thunder & rain in ye night. at mr Waids. Birth 42nt
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Clear foren. I went to See my Dagt Pollards Dear little Babe, it has a Sweling on the throat. it broak and discharged some this aftern, and the Child Seems more Comfortable. I Calld at Shubal Pittss door, his wife is unwell; at mr Pillsburies, find him very low, but I think not So Sick as when I Saw him last. my Dagt Lambart went to visit mrss Kitridg this aftern. at Son Pollards & Carters Store & mr Pillsburies.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.