Martha Ballard's Diary, December 6 - 11, 1802

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Clear. I have Done my hous work and my washing. I went to my Sons at Evng, find them as well as can be Expectd. mr Ballard been down to the Jail, Served his warant on James & John Savage for Taxes and left ym both in Jail. at my Sons at Evng
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Clear. I have done my hous work. mrs Farewell Calld here. I went to my sons, find mrs Gill and Dagt Lambd there; they Came home with me. Ephm & Allin Came and Slept here. Jason Peirce & wife at my Sons. Son Cyrus been to Reedfield for Rachel Allin, but did not obtain her. mr Gill, Sons Lambd & Jona here at Evng. at Ditoes. Dagt Lambd & mrs Gill here.  
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Snowd and blowd all day. I have been at home. Bakt pies. at home.  
9 5
Clear part of the day and Cold. I have been at home, done my work. at home.  
10 6
Clear and Cold. I have done my hous wk and mended hoes. mr Ballard gone to mr Lambds. mrs Cypher brot me 10 Egg, 1/10d. I let her have 1/6. I was Calld to mr Pittss at 9h Evn. at mr Shubal Pittss at Evng. mrs Cypher here.  
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X. [Birth Shubal Pittss 2nd Son. XX.]
Cloudy and Some Snow. my Patient was Safe Deld at 2h 5m ys morn of her Second Son and 4th Child. I tarried with her till afternn, left her & inft Cleverly and Came home, thro some falague, had my hous work all to do. at Ditoes. Birth 11th. recd 9/4d as a reward.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.