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Clear. Dagt Ballard and mrs Getchel and part of their Childn here aftern. mr Gill, his wife and mrss Pitts here at Evng. Lydia gone to visit her Sisters. I have been at home, not very wel. at, had Compy.
8 4


Clear. Lydia Came home and washt. I have began a Legin for my husband. Cyrus went and Carried a Trunk and his Books of acount to him. at home.
9 5


Snowd and blowd. I have been kniting. Lydia ironed and did hous wk & [twisted] yarn. Jona Sett out yesterday for hay. at home.
10 6


Clear and pleast Sun. I put on my grees and Ley to boil. have knit, finished a Legin which I began the day before yesterdy aftern, and began ye 2nd ys Evng. son Ephm brot his tools up to ye Shop and began to fix to work. he and Heman Sleep here, took Supper. at home. Ephm returnd to wk in ye Shop.
11 7


Clear and pleast. I have Done about Soap work and knit Some, have not been very well. Ephm been down to trie to have his Father Liberated but did not Sucksceed. we are informd that Judg Norths Store was Consumed by fire this morn. mr Gills loss is very Considerable. mr Eads & famely, and a mr Allin, were turnd out by this Calamity. mrs Getchel here ys Evng. at home. Judg Norths Store was Burnt.
12 1

Death wido Weber, Varsalboro.

Clear but I Could not go to meeting. mrs Getchel and Fanny Hodges were in to See me. Lydia at meeting. Son Lambard Came for me to go & See his wife who is very unwell. I find Capt Joness Lady takeing Care of her. at Son Lambds, my Dagt is Sick.
13 2


Clear part of the day. my Dagt Some better. I tarried all night. at Ditos.
14 3


Clear. I was at my sons yet, his wife is not So well. I tarried this night allso. at Ditos.
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