Martha Ballard's Diary, November 12 - 17, 1798

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Cold and Squally. I was at home. mrs Pierce went from here attended by mr Kimbal in a Shais. mr Ballard Surveying for Doct Cony. at home.  
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Clear. mr Ballard Sett out to Lay out a County road from Moses Pollards to Winslow. I have been at home, washt Some. mrss Livermore Came in here, her Dagt Patty Sleeps here. at home. mr Ballard gone to Survey a road.  
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Clear and Pleast. Pally Livermore washt for me. Polly Goodin Calld here going to mr Dingleys. Pally Sleeps here this night. I have been at home. mr Finny had our OXen to plough this day. at home. Pally Livermr washt for me.  
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Cloudy and Some rain. mr Town Calld here. I have been at home. mrss Livermore Came to See me this aftern. Bradwil Sleeps here. at home. mrss Livermr made me a visit.  
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Clear. I have been at home. mr Finny had our oxen this day and half yesterday. mr Herinton Came and Chopt wood in the woods half the day, he brot us a legg of Pork from Son Jon as. mr Ballard returnd from laying out a road. at home.  
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   ] Dinglys Dagt. XX.
Clear. I was Calld to See mrss Dingley at 9h morn. Shee was Safe Deld at 10h and 30m of a fine Dagt. I left her and infant Cleverly and returnd home at 2 pm. mr Ezekl Pages Lady here aftern. Patty Livermore workt for me. Sally Fletcher [Came here]. at mr [Dinglys]. Birth 28th.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.