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The Oct. 30-31 entries are relevant to the "Textile Production" Theme in Martha Ballard's Diary
26 5

X. Birth Moses Parmers Son. XX.

Clear and pleast. mrss Parmer was Deld of her first Child, a Son, between the hours of 12 and 1 morn. Shee has been very ill the first half of the night, but is Cleverly after being put to bed. I went from there to mr Whites, find his wife Safe Deld of a Son and Cleverly. I walkt from there Capt Coxes to Whites and back to mrs Husseys, then Crost the river with mr Bullin and walkt from mr Shepherds to Parmers, then wrode a Colt home on which woman never was before. I went to mr Dingleys after I Came home, mr Ballard allso. he returnd from his Journey this aftern, in health and Safety. at Parmers, Whiles. Capt Cox is at Charlssand Gershoms, mr Bullins, Husseys and Dingleys. Birth Ballard returnd, receivd 9/ of mrs Parmer June 28th,1798.
27 6


Clear. I have been at home, knitt on mr Ballards Stockin. he went to Son Jonas, my Dagt Ballard is gone to visit her Sister Getchel who is very low. Brother Ebinz Moores Son, Elijah, and Bill Kelly Sleep here ys night. at home.
28 7


rainy the most of the day. mr Ballard went to Dresdin, Cyrus to Son Jonas. I have been at home, finisht kniting a pair of Stockings for mr Ballard and removd our apples into the Seller, Pared and Cut Some for Drying. at home.
29 A


Cloudy and a Chilly air. we all attended worship at ye fort Except Hepsy. Shee went to mr Hinkleys at Evng. Son and Dagt Lambart, yr little Son and Son Ephm here after meeting. at meeting. mr Stone Spake from St. John, 3 Chap 19th vers.
30 2


Clear. Cyrus went to winthrop for our Cloath, 16_ yds. Cost of Dresing 2/31. Coal & Hoit left here bound for home. mr Ballard paid them all he owed ym. at home.
31 3


Clear. mr Ballard went to Jonas, Cyrus to mr Moores to tend mill. Hepsy washt. we got in 70 Cabages, Churnd and made a Chees. Revd mr Gillit Calld here. mr Allin, the Cloather Calld and I paid him what was Due for Dresing our Cloath. Ezra Allin left acount of taxes. at home, it is now 11h Evng.
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