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The Jan. 25 entry is relevant to the "Textile Production" Theme in Martha Ballard's Diary
19 5


Clear and Cold. mrss Leach washt for me, I paid her 1/6. I have been at home, did my house work. [at home. mr Joys Sister to Death].
20 6


Clear and Cold. I have been at home, Done hous work and helpt mrs Leach make my Sausages. mr Ballard went to a meeting of patitioners. I paid mrs Leatch 1/6 for this Days work. at home.
21 7


Clear. I have Bakt & Brewed and Done my house work. mr Capin and Lady, Son & Dagt Lambart here at Evn, I was Calld by mr Linkorn to See his wife at 8h Evn, left my Company to wait on them Selves. my Patient had her women Calld and was very ill all night. at mr Linkons. august 7 th recd my fee of mrss Linkorn .
22 A

X Birth mr Linkons Dagt. X X.

Snowd. mrs Linkon was Deliverd of a Daught at 4h morn, the infant apeard Destitute of life for some time but revived and I drest it and left that and the mother as well as Could be Expected, and arived at home at 1h pm. Polly Town Came home with me from Son Lambarts. Ephm Sleeps here. at Ditoes. Birth 4 th. fee recd augst 7th of mrss Linkon.
23 2


Clear and pleasant. I have been doing house work, Polly Town helpt me. mr Ballard Brot a load wood home. Phillip Bullin Calld here. at home. Phillip here.
24 3


Clear and more pleasant than has been Since the Cold Sett in. I have been at home, washt and Bakt mince pies, feel much falagud altho Polly Town Did my house work. at home.
25 4

X Birth Isaac Hardins Dagt XX.

Clear and Cold. I was Calld to See the wife of Isaac Hardin at 2h 30m morn. I was Calld for once and again after I was there to go and See a mrss Gage but Could not be Spard. mrss Hardin was Deld at 1h pm of a Daugtr, her 9th Child. I left her and infant Cleverly and arivd at home at Sun Sett. may 3d receivd in Cash 3/6, by pickend the Cottne /6. at Isaac Hardins. Birth 5 th. april 2nd 1799 I recd by mrss Hardins [spining 20 Skiens Cottin yarn 4/].
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