Martha Ballard's Diary, September 12 - 16, 1798

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X. Birth Richd Fosters 2nd Son and 3d Child. XX.
Clear. mrss Foster was Safe Deld at the 12h of a fine Son her 3d Child, which wd 14 lb. I left her Cleverly at 3 and arivd at home at 7h Evng. I find that I have had 2 Calls Sinc I have ben gone, one by mr Robbins and one by mr Cleark. God Grant them Safe Deliverance. at mr Fosters. Birth 25th. receivd 6/ Oct 21st of mr Fostr at Son Lambards.  
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Clear. I have been at home. Cyrus went and brot 2 Bushl of Apples from the farm above. I have pickt Some wool and Done Some thing in the Gardn. at home.  
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Clear. I have been overhauling my wool and Sorting it. mrss Dingly Sent for me aftern, Shee is unwell. mrs Densmore Came there. I Sent for Jane to tarry with her and Came home my self. at mr Dingleys, his wife is unwell.  
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a Shour foren. I have been at work on my wool and doing other matters. Cyrus went to Sidney for Eunice Cleark, Shee Came with him to work for me. Watson informs me that Jon a was at Son Towns yesterday and yt my Dagt is much more Comfortable. at home. Eunice Cleark Came here to work.  
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Clear. mr Livermore Came and informd me he Saw my Dagt Town yester day and yt Shee remains more Comfortable. I went to meeting. Sister Williams Came to Son Pollards this morn. I went to See mrs Dingly, find her better. at meeting. Sister Williams there. I hear Dagt Town is more Comfortable.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.