Martha Ballard's Diary, September 1 - 5, 1807

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Clear. I have been at home. mr Ballard went and Caried Some String Beens to Son Lambds. at home. Son Lambd Birthday.  
2 4
Clear and Cool. I have been at home, am informd that mrss Cypher was found dead in his Barn. mr Ballard Carried 4 DZn Cucumbers to Son Lambds. Daugt Ballard, Sally & Martha here to Tea. Cyrus Carried 2 botts of Current [wine] to Son Jon a & 1 to Daugt Lambd. at home. Death of mrss Cypher, Shee was found dead in his Barn.  
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Clear. I have Bakt Bread and Pumkin Pies and done my hous work. Cyrus killd a Lamb, Jonas wife had half of it which over paid what we had Borrowed. he went to Son Pollards aftern. al home.  
4 6
Clear. thee funeral of mrss Cypher was performd. mr Ballard, my Self attended. the Revd mr [no entry] Performd from 1 Peter 4 Chap [7th] vers, but the End of all things is at hand &C. at the Funeral of mrs Cyphers.  
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Birth Saml BabCocks Son.
Clear. I have been Calld to Saml Babacoks Junrs wife. Shee was Safe deld of her 3d Son by him at ye 2h pm. at Saml [Babcocks]. Birth 12th.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.