Martha Ballard's Diary, May 1 - 6, 1809

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[Birth John Shaws 2nd Daught.]
Clear. I was Calld about mid night to John Shaws wife who is in Labour. Shee was Safe Deld at 8h ys morn of her 2nd Child and Daght. I returnd home about noone. mr Ballard went to Town meeting. Magr Saml Howard was Chosen to represent ys Town in general Coart. at John Shaws. Birth 2nd. June 16th receivd 7S and 6d of mr Shaw.  
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Clear. I have been doing work about my Soape, feel very feeble. mr husband been to Hallowell. Patty Town Came here at Evng. at home, feel unwel. Patty T. Came here.  
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Clear and warm. I have helpt do my hous work. Patty washt and Cleand bed roome. we removd Cyruss Bed and Chest up Chamber. mrs Smith [&] Brooks Calld here, inform me mrs Mosier is very Sick. at home. Dagt Ballard Sent us 4_ lb Chees.  
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Cloudy and some rain. I went to Dagt Lambards. Calld to See mrss Mosier, find her very Sick. at Dagt Lambds & mr Mosiers.  
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raind part of the day. I went to Lecture fm dgt Lambards, from there to Son Ephms; Sleep there. at Dt Lambds, to Lecture & Son Ephms.  
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Clear. I am at Son Ephms and mr Hamlins. mrs Farewel & Dat L., Theops Hamlins wife, her Dagt Sally & mrss Carter took Tea there. I Slept at Son Ephms. at Son Ephms & mr mr [sic] Hamlins. hear mrs Mosier is [wors].  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.