Martha Ballard's Diary, November 1 - 7, 1801

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Cloudy. I went to meeting forenn, it is Communion day. I was in to See mrs Black, find her very feeble. Dagt Ballard is there, her Sister Polly Came this morn. the Revd mr Stone Discoarst from Mathew 22nt C. 42nt vers. At meeting forenn, the ordinance of ye Supper Administred.  
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Cloudy & a little rain foren, Sun Shone part of ye aftern. I have been at home, wound 10 Skeins hoes yn and helpt make Some apple pies. Patty has done ye hous work. I hear mrss Black is much as Shee was yesterday. at home. [] mended Stockins.  
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Snowd Some [   ]. mr Lambard Dind with me, mrs Cypher allso. Joseph Davis and Jos Rockwood of OXford here. Son Town Sleeps here. Lucy is no better. I feel feeble my self. Son & Dagt Pollard Calld as they were going home. mrs Black is better. at home. my friends Calld on me. I paid mrs Cypher1/10_ for Sallys work.  
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Cloudy. I helpt do work about hous and pulld 1 Bushel F. Turnips foren, was not able to Sett up aftern. mr Waid Sloneing our well. mr Bullin and wife Calld here. mr Ballard returnd from Boudingham. at home. mr Ballard returnd.  
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Clear morn, Cloudy and windy Early in ye day. mr Ballard gone to run the line between this Town and Read field. mrss Saunders here. Son Jona, his wife & 2 Daugts here at Evn. at home, washt Some things. I had dirtyd my Silf. mr Ballard gone to Read field.  
6 6
rainy. mr Ballard returnd fm Read field. I have pickt Some wool. Jona Butchered two Stears, Cyrus & Bill assisteid him. at home. mr Ballard returned.  
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Clear. mr Waid finisht Stoneing our well. I have been at home, did some mending. at home. mr Waid finisht Stoneing our well.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.