Martha Ballard's Diary, September 28 - October 1, 1798

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raind. I was at Son Towns. my Dagt is very weak and Low, her mouth and throat are very Soar and her Bones are Deprived of flesh to Cover them. I pray God to grant her his imediate presence & Support. at Son Towns, my Dagt very low.  
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Clear. my Son Jon a & I left Son Towns and reacht home before Sun Sett. it has been very Cold ys day. I left my Dear Dagt a little more Comfortable than Shee was when I went there. Watson got in the last of our flax ys Evng. Jane returnd here this Morn. at Son Towns. my Dagt Seems a little revivd. mrss Hynes watcht with her last night.  
30 G
Clear and pleast. I have been at home very unwell. Cyrus Came up home. he, Walson and Jane went to meeting. Augustus Ballard Came, dind, went aftern. his Mother Came and tarried all night. Son & Dagt Lambd & Son & mrss Dingley took Tea. at home. feel very unwell but had to work all day. had Some Company. Jane went to Son Lambds
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Clear and very pleast. Watson went to work for Son Jona. Sister Wilms went home, wrode our Mare and is going on to See my Dagt Town and tarrie with her a little time. at home. Sister Williams went from here.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.