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The Jul. 23-24 entries are relevant to the "The Purrinton Murders" Story in Martha Ballard's Diary
19 7


Cloudy forenn. Dagt Pollard Came here. A rainy aftn. mr Ballard been to See mr Dinglys Ship Launched, it is namd ye Three Brothers. I have Cleand my Seller and Done Some mending & hous work. A young man by ye name of Soal, who works for Son Jona, Sleeps here. at home. Daugt Pollard here, Shee workt for me mending &C. Funeral Bunkers Child.
20 1


Clear. Son Cyrus Came and tarried here. we Bakt Lamb & Rice Pudings for Dinner. he, Sonss Jona, Ephm & wives, Dagt Pollard, Sally Farewel & M. Edes, S. & M. [and] Saml B. Partook with us. mr Ballard to meeting. at home. Childn here. I am informd of a Child Drowned at Watervil.
21 2


Clear. I have done hous work and weed Gardin. mrs Gilbd here, mend a pair hoes for Son Cyrus, Swept my rooms. Calvin Marshal Edsons wife here for Cherrys. Capt Conys & James Howards wives & John Whitwel took Tea here, and got fruit. at home. workt Some in My Gardin, had Company.
22 3

Birth Stilsons Daugt.

Clear. I have workt in my Gardin & Done my hous wk, Bakt tarts. Allin Lambd here, Says his folks are wel as usual. Patty Town Came at Evng, all well at her Fathers. I was [Calld by] mr Stilson to go and See his wife who was in Labour. Shee was Safe Deld about midnight of a Daughtr, her first Born. I went with Old Lady Hamlin at 2h 30m to Theops Hamlins, Slept till morn. at mr Stilsons. Birth 3d.Patty Town Came here at Evng.
23 4


Clear. I took Breakfast at mr Hamlins. Calld in to See my patient, find her as well as Could be Expected. was Conducted home in a Shais, arivd at 8h 30m. Pally Town & I went to Son Jonas to. I saw M. [Puringtons] wounds Dresst. Sally Farewel, mr [&] mrss Eadses here for fruit. at Ditoes & mr Hamlins & Son Jonas. James P. & his Cousin Sleep here.
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