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The Jul. 22-23 entries are relevant to the "Textile Production" Theme in Martha Ballard's Diary
21 6


Clear and very warm. I have been at home till Evn. Revd mr Stone took Tea with us. Polly Btfd here at Evn. Thankfull been to Shubal Pittss. I was Calld while I was milking to go and See mrss Waid who is unwell, but is revivd. I Slept with her. at mr Waids.
22 7


Clear. I left mrss Waid Early this morn, have been Doing my work about house. I washt the East Chamber and Stairs and many other things, and feel very much falagud at Evng. Thankfull has been to Son Jon as. Polly Jakens Came home with her. at Ditoes. Thankfull went to Son Jonas. Polly Jakins Came home with her. Allin Lambt is 1 year old.
23 A


Clear and warm. our men attinded public worShip. Polly Jakins left here aftern. Sela Pitts here after meeting. I feel fatagud with my work. I made a Chees this day. at home. Sela Pitts here.
24 2


Clear and warm. mr Ballard workt at Son Jonas. Thankfull washt and washt the Bed rooms, kitchen and Store. I Cleand my Seller and washt Some old Cloaths. we went to mr Livermores to See Alpheus who is Confind with a broken Legg, but See Comfortable. at mr Livermores.
25 3

X. [Birth Jessy Kimbals first Son & 3d Child.] XX.

Cloudy foren, a fine rain aftern. I was Calld this morn about day to See the wife of Jessy Kimbal who is in Labour and was Deld about the middle of the Day of a fine Son, which wd 12 lb. Shee Seemd much fatagud with her Labour. I tarried with her till after 6h pm whin I left her as well as Could be Expected. I receivd 9/ as a reward for my Service. at Jessy Kimbals, first Son & 3d Child. Birth 34th. recd 9/ as a reward. this is the 700th Birth I have assisted at Since June 1778.
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