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17 2


Clear and not very Cold. I have been at home. mr Ballard got wood for us & Jon a. a young man by the name of Cabby helpt him. Son Town Sleeps here, his famely are well as usual. at home. Son Town Sleeps here.
18 3


Cloudy morn. mr Ballard Sett out for Varsalboro, Son Town for home, Jona to bring hay from Colo Howards barn at meddow mill brook. I finisht a pair hoes for Ephm Ballard 3d. at home. Son & Dagt Lambd Sleep here.
19 4


Cloudy. Dagt Lambd & I went to Son Jonas. my Son Came and Conducted his wife and babe home. Allin went home with Son Pollard last Evng. at Son Jonas.
20 5


Cloudy. mr Ballard returnd from Varsalboro, brot some Corn and wheat. I have been at home kniting. at home.
21 6


Clear and Pleast. I have been at home kniting. at home.
22 7

Birth Robinsons Dagt.

A Severe Snow Storm. I was Calld to See mrss Robinson who was in Labour. Shee Continued ill till 6h Evn when Shee was Safe Deld of her 3d Child and 2nd Daugt. I tarried all night, Sett up with the patient. Shee is Comfortable as Could be Expected. I finisht Jack and Le faetts Stockins. at mr Robinson. Birth 8th. recd 9/.
23 1


Stormd all Day. I tarried with my Patient till near night when mr Robinson Conducted me home. the Snow is Drifted So that it was with difuculty w got thro. Son & dagt Ballard and Ephm, yr little Son, Supt here. mr Robinson paid me 6/. at Ditoes.
24 2


Stormy, Snowd the most of ye Day. Cleard of at 8 Evn. Son & Dagt Lambard, with their two Sons, Calld here at 11h foren on their return from Son Pollards. they are all well. Son Pollard gone to See his Father. mr Ballard got a load of wood. Son Jona been to Sydna, he broatt me _ Busl Rie which Dagt Pollard sent me as a present. I have been kniting and Sewing, workt in the Sellar Some. at home.
25 3


Clear and pleast. I went to Son Lambds, tarried all night. did not Sleep but very little. at Son Lambds.
26 4


Clear and very pleast. I have been at Son Lambds. mr Ballard, Jona and wife & Dagt, mr Wilbr and wife there. we bot Veall, Chees and Butter of a mr Stevens of Green. I have Spent ye Day helping my Dagt put up her things for removing. they are going to Son Pollards to liv in part of his house. at Ditoes.
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