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17 5


Clear morn. raind, Snowd and haild aftern. mrs Farewel, Son Jona & wife took Tea here. mrs F. Sleeps here. I have been mending my Cloaths. at home. mrs Farewl Sleeps here.
18 6


Clear and pleast morn. mrs Farewel & my Self went to Son Jonas. mr Balld been to ye Settlement. Came there and we all took Dinner there. mrs Wiman & Smith to Tea with us there. mrss F. Came home with me and Sleeps here. at Son Jon as.
19 7


Snowd. mrs Farewel went to Son Jonas before noone. Son Cyrus Came home aftern & Butchered our Calf. I part Cleand ye head & feet. I finisht makeing a Coat for my Self. Saml Ballard is one year Old ys day. at home. mrs Farewel went to my sons.
20 1


Clear. mr Ballard & Cyrus to meeting. I have Cookt ye head & harslet of ye Veal. Son Jona, his wife and 3 Childn partook with us, Luke Barton allso. he Came for & had a Loin of Veal for Son Ephm. Revd mr Stone Discoarst foren from Proverbs 16 C 3 V, aftern fm Daniel 3d C 12 vers. at home. Son Jona & wife Dind here. I receivd a Letter of march 7 fm Bror Collins Moore.
21 2


Clear and warmer. I have been at home, Cleand my Buttery. mr Ballard to Parish meeting. I am very much falagued ys night. at home.
22 3


Cloudy, raind Some. I have made a Small Chees, finisht Banding an under Coat & Done other Matters. do not feel So wel as usual. mr Wiman here, got timber. at home, unwel.
23 4


Clear. I have been very unwel ys day and night. mrs Heartwel Came in to See me. at home, very unwel.
24 5

I recvd a letter from Bror Collins [9th inst].

Clear. I am very Sick indead. mrs H in to See me. mrs Wiman Came, spent the day and night with me. I have been Easier ys night for which mercy I wish to prais the auther of thal and all ye mercies I receiv. at home, very Sick and Exercised with much Pain.
25 6


Clear. I feel Some more Comfortable. mrs Wiman left me before noon. mrs Smith & Gilbard here aftern, made Tea. I drank 2 Cups, the first food I have taken in 48 hours. at home, very unwel but Easier then I was.
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