Martha Ballard's Diary, July 13 - 18, 1807

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X. Birth John Wals 2nd Dagt. XX.
Clear. I was Calld by John Wall at 6h ys morn to go and See his wife who was in Labour. Shee was Safe Delivd at 8h morn of her 2nd Daugt & 2nd Child. I left her Cleverly and arivd at home at 12 O Clock [percisly]. I got Dinner and did other matters. Daugts Ballard & Pollard took Tea, Sally, Martha & Ephm allso. at mr John Wals. Birth 11th. receivd 9/ as a reward. 
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Clear. mr Ballard & Cyrus went to hear Prayers on the raising of the meeting hous. they Came home and took Breakfast and went down again to See ye raising. I have been doing matters in my gardin &C. at home. mr Bald & Cyrus Down to raising meeting hous.  
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Clear Except a light Shower. I have done hous work and Some in my gardin. mr Ballard & Cyrus to raising. mrs Parker took Tea with me. at [home]. mr Bald & Cyrus to raising meeting hous.  
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Clear. I have been at home. mr Ballard & Cyrus to raising. at home.  
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Clear the most of ye day. I have Cutt Some grass & Tansy. mr Ballard & Cyrus to raising. at home.  
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Clear Except a Light Shower. mr Ballard & Cyrus to raising. I have Brewd and done my other wk tho I have felt very feeble.   

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.