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The Feb. 18 entry is relevant to the "The Purrinton Murders" Story in Martha Ballard's Diary
15 7


Cloudy all day. the Girls went home at 10h morn. I have mended 4 pair hoes for Son Cyrus, Legins and Drawers for mr Ballard and done my hous work. mr Ballard been to Son Lambds, got his waistcoat; to the Stores, Bot a Cod fish, wd 5_, _ gn rhum, 1 qut Ginn &C. at home. the Childn went home.
16 1


Clear, windy & Cold. mr Ballard to Meeting, wore his new Coat & waist coat. mr Georg Brown and wife Came home with him, tarrie here this night. at home. Georg Brown and wife here.
17 2


Clear and Cold. mr Brown & wife left here at 10h ys morn to go to Farmington. mrs Heartwel made me A Visit, informd me yt Jason Pierces wife was [Deld] of a Son last night or ys morn. I have finisht my Cottne hoes this Evng. at home. mr & mrs Brown left here. mrs Heartwl here.
18 3


Snowd. mrs Heartwel here for herbs, one of her Childn is unwell. Capt Puringtons little Sons for Do for their marm, Shee being unwel. I have been altering my Green Coat, took out 1 breadth and made it over again. mr Ballard took Care of ye Barn and wrote Letters to Sent to Boston. at home.
19 4


Cloudy and moderate. I have Brewd and done Some Sewing. mr Ballard been to Carrie Letters to the Post office. Meriah Heartwel here for my pan to warm her marms Bed, sais Shee is very unwel. Allin Lambard here and Ephm ye 3d, they Cut some wood. I gave them rice to Eat. we had a Lamb Cum. at home, hear mrs Hartwl is unwell.
20 5


Clear aftern, rain at Evn. Allin & Ephm Sleep here. I have been to see mrs Hartwl who has a Soar Breast. mr Ballard down to ye Settlement. I have ys day Seen 71 years. few & [toil] have ye years of thine hand maid been. at mr Heartw [his ] unwell.
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