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The Oct. 10 entry is relevant to the "Textile Production" Theme in Martha Ballard's Diary
9 2


Clear Except a Sprinkling of rain. mrss Capin and my Dagt, and mrss Dingly & Thankfull Godfray here. I have been at home. Son Lambt here at Evn. at home. mrss Capin and other friends hear.
10 3


Cloudy part of ye Day. mrss Patridg here. our men finisht giting our Corn in & huskt Some. I have been at home, began to knitt a pair of hoes for mr Ballard. at home.
11 4


Clear. I have been at home. Old Lady Coutch Calld here, dind with me. at home. Cyrus at Pittstn.
12 5


Clear. I have been at home. Son Town Sleeps here. mr Ballard been to Varsalboro. at home. Hepsy went to quilting.
13 6


Clear. I have been at home, Cleand the Store & Spoold my Dagt Lambarts warp. Son Jona here, brot his OXen to pasture. Hepsys Bror John Sleeps here. at home. Son Town left here.
14 7


Cloudy part of the day. Capt Osgood here, gave a mr Barrow a deed of land. mr Ballard and my Self were witness to ye Sineing and delivery. Son Jona Came here for me to go and See his two youngest Childn who are Sick. this is 20 years Since I first Set my feet on the Kenebeck Shore, it was at mr John Joness Landing below the hook. at Son Jon as, his Childn are unwell. it is 20 years this day Since I landed at mr John Joness where I Spent 1 year and 17 days, then removd to his mill at Bomans Brook.
15 A


rainy. Hoit only, of my famely, attended Divine Service. I have been at home. mr Ballard went to See John Davis Eqr. at home. Son Ephm & Ebn Cole Dind here. Thankful here.
16 2


Cloudy. mr Ballard Sett out for East Andiver at 7h this morn. I have been at home. at home.
17 3


Clear. Dagt Lambart Came here, Shee tarries all night, Ephm allso. I have been at home. at home. Dagt Lambart Sleeps here.
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