Martha Ballard's Diary, October 2 - 9, 1798

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Clear. I have been Doing hous work and taking Care of my sage. Watson went to work for Son Jona. Eunice Did my washing. at home.  
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Clear. I have been doin house work, Churnd and put a kettle of Greas & Ley to boil. Eunice been Spining and helpt me Some. Watson workt with thee OXen for mr Craig. I wrote to my Husband. at home, wrote to my Husband By mr David Densmore.  
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Clear. I have been at home doing my hous work. Son Jona Dind here. at home.  
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Cloudy, raind at night. I have been at home, Did part of my house work. at home.  
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A very rainy day and night. I have been at home doing my hous work and mending. at home. watson put a partition in the Sellar.  
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Cloudy all day, raind Some. Cyrus Came up and returnd to Pittstn again. Ephm Dind here. we all tarried at home. mr Stone is absent to an Ordination. at home. Cyrus and Ephm here.  
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rainy. I have been at home, done the house work and mended a Coat for my Self and knitt Some on my Stockin. at home.  
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Clear and pleast. I have done my house work and knitt Some, am informd that Dagt Town is better. God Grant it may be so. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.