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The Jul. 9 entry mentiones Dr. Page and is featured in Dr. Page & Martha Ballard: Martha's Diary in "Martha and Man-Midwife".
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Clear and warm. mr Ballard has been to Son Jonas and to Hallowell. Old Lady Hamlin had a pigg of us. Son Lambd killd and Drest one for to roast. I have Bakt & Brewd and mended Cloaths for Cyrus, but do not feel So well as I Could wish. Sally has Spun 1 Skein and mended Some Stockins & Nurst her Child. at home. we killd a Pigg which wd 14 lb.
7 1


Clear and warm with a Comfortable air. mr Ballard and I walkt to meeting. I Came home at noon. Son and Dagt Lambard Came here, took Breakfast with us, his famely all Dind here. Cyrus had his hors and went to mr John Browns for Hepsy, they arivd here at [5]h pm. at meeting forenn. the ordinance of ye Supper administred. Hepsy Brown Came here.
8 2


Clear Except a Shower aftern. mr Ballard has been unwell this Day, but wrode to my Sons aftern. the Girls washt and Sally Andrews went away. I gave her 2/ in Cash for what Shee has done for me Since Shee Came here. Cyrus went to Pitts tn this morn. at home. Sally Andr went from here.
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X. Birth Capt Abm Pages Son. XX.

Clear and very Pleasant. I was Calld at 6h m by Capt Abm Page to go and See his wife who was in Labour. Shee was Safe Deld at 10h 40m of a fine Son which wd 12lb _. I left her and infant at 1h pm Cleverly. recd 9/. mrs Page has not had a Child for 11 years past till now. mr Ballard been to Son Jonas. I went Down to Hallowell after 4 O Clok and Bot at Pages Store 8 yds Black Lubstring @ 9/6 pr yd, 12 Dol & 4/; 1_ yds Lining & 1 Skein Silk, 1 Dolr; 1_ yds ribbond @ /10d 1:3; at Doct Pages, 1 oz Spermaseta /9. at Capt Abm Pages. Birth 26th. recd9/. I went to Hallowell aftern.
10 4


Clear and pleast. mr Ballard went to Son Jonas. I went to Son Lambds after houghing my Cucumbers, from there to mr Burtuns. my Dagt with me. Old Lady Hamlin, mrss Crage and Lidia Mc kekney there to Tea. mr Burtun Paid me in Crickery for my assisting his wife in her illness on 30 may last. 1 Boul @ 4/6, 1do 2/6, 1do 1/6, 1 pitcher 3/, and a Chamr Pot 1/6. we Calld at mr Pittss. Hepsy been picking wool and mending and Did the hous work. at mr Burtuns & Son Lambds.
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