Martha Ballard's Diary, February 24 - March 3, 1799

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Birth [mr] Burjes Dagt.
Clear and Cold. I was Calld at 7h 25m morn by Nathan Burjes to go and See his wife in Labour. Shee was Safe Deld after 11 of a Daugt, her 4th Child. I returnd home at 2 pm, find Son Jona & wife and two youngest Childn here. Esqr Haywood & Lady, Son Lambd & wife, his Bror Luke & Son Ephm all took Tea here. Dagt Pollard & Epm Sleep here. at mr Burgess. Birth 7th.recd a Crown by his Father March 8th.  
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Clear. Dagt Pollard left here this morn, I have been at home. at home. Dagt Pollard left here.  
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Clear. I have been at home. Capt Stackpol, mr Dingly & Lady took tea with us. Sally washt. I wrote to Sister Waters. at home, wrote to Sister Waters.  
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X. Birth Peter Clearks Dagt. July [9th] recd 9/. X.
Cloudy morn. I was Calld at 6h 15m morn to See the wife of Peter Cleark who was in Labour and was Safe Deld of her first Dagt & 3d Child at 11h morn. I returnd home at 2h pm. I wrote to Brother Collins and Sister Barton and Cyrus Carried them to Shubal Pittss for Conveyanse. at Peter Clearks. [Dgt] Birth 8th. I wrote Brother Collins & Sist Barton.  
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Clear and pleasant. Sally Fletchers mother and Uncle & his wife Dind here, James Heuston allso. I have finisht Cyruss Buskins and began a pair for mr Ballard. at home, had Compy
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Clear and pleast. Cyrus Conducted me to see mrss Mitler, I find her as well as Could be Expected. old Lady Hamlin there, I was at mr Thwings, mrss Rider there; I was at Son Lambds allso. Eliphaletd been to Doct Conys. at mr Millers and [other Neighs].  
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X. Birth mr Millers Son. XX.
Clear. I was Calld at 4h pm to See mrss Miller who was in Labour and was Safe Deld at 11 Evn of her first Son and 3 Child. I tarried all night, my Patient Cleverly. at mr Millers. Birth 9th.  
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Cloudy morn, Sun Shone aftern. I returnd home at 7h 30m morn. [ ft] all Cleverly. mr Ballard, Cyrus, Watson & Sally to meeting, Eliphalet to mr Kanadas. at Ditoes.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.