Martha Ballard's Diary, June 26 - 30, 1797

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Clear and warm. I have houghd & filld quills. Polly Scourd my puter. our men went to Son Jonas, they raisd a Barn frain for him, Came home at 10h Evn. at home. Son Jonas Barn was raised.  
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X. Birth Bizer Trasks 3d Son & 4th Child. XX.
Clear and very warm. I was Calld at 9h morn to Sidney to See the wife of Bizar Trask who has been in Labour Since Saterday noon. Shee was Safe Deld at 4h pm of a son, her Case was prelernatural, but thro Divine goodness, mother and infant are likely to do well. I rode Son Jonas hors. Calld there going & on my return, his little dagt is very Sick. at Bizer Trasks. Birth 30th. John Jackson Sleeps here this night. Novr. 13 receivd Bushel rie, & 1 of indien.  
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Clear and very warm. mr Ballard went to the meddow. Calld at Son Jonas, finds Hannah better. Hoit got some hay into the Barn. I have wound quills and wed gardin Some and done other matters. at home. mr Ballard went to the Meddow.  
29 5
Clear and very warm. I have been doing work about house & winding quills. mr Ballard & Hoiet went to Son Jonas. Thankfull & Polly went to mr Dingleys. Caty Mclad and Rhoda Pollard Came here, Rhoda Sleeps here. at home. the Girls went to mr Dingleys.  
30 6
Clear and very warm. I put my Cloath out to whiten and wound quills foren. mr Ballard and I attended Lecture. we Calld to See Dagt Pollard and Lambart, Hannah is much more Comfortable. Mrss Baxter Complains of being very unwell. Rhoda Pollard is 3 years old this Day a. at Lecture & at Sons Pollards & Lambarts, and at mr Blacks.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.