Martha Ballard's Diary, October 15 - 22, 1798

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Clear and very Pleasant. I have been piking wool and Doing Some matters in my Gardin. I finisht kniting a pair Cottne & Tow hoes for my Self ye 16th inst. at home. Dagt Lambd here, had our hors to Sidney.  
16 3
Clear and very Pleast. I have been picking wool and doing other matters about house. at home.  
17 4
Clear and very Pleast. I have been at home, pikt wool. at home. finisht my  
18 5
Clear and pleast Except Some windy. I have Done my hous work. the Girls Broke wool. I went to See mrs Dingley aftern. Shee is as well as the times will admit of. at mr Dingleys. Jane had a tooth Extracted, and one last Evng.  
19 6
X. Birth John Carlows Dagt, his 11th Child. XX.
Clear and Pleasant. I was Calld at 9h morn by John Carlo to go and See his wife, Shee was in Labour and was Safe Deld of a Dagt, her 11th Child, at 8h 30m Evn. I receivd _ a kentle of Cod fish for my Service, and returnd home at 11 / OClok. left mother and infant as well as Could be Expected. at John Carlows. Birth 26th. receivd half kentle Cod fish.  
20 7
Clear. I have been at home, not So well as I Could wish. Jane Scoured my puter. at home.  
21 G
Cloudy. Cyrus Came up and went to meeting. I feel unwell and did not attend. Son and Dagt Lambard Came to See me at Evng. Cyrus went Down to Pittstn again. I am informd that mr Gill is Sick with the rash. at home.  
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Clear. I have been at home. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.