Martha Ballard's Diary, October 7 - 17, 1809

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Clear. I went from mr Livermores to Son Ephms. Sist Barton, B. Porter, his wife & Son in law there, they went to the Jail to See Elijah. Sist & I were Calld to Liverms again. at mr Livermores and Son Ephms.  
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X. Birth Saml Livermores Son & Dagt.  XX.]
Clear. I was at mr Livermores, Shee was Deld of a Son at 5h 30m ys morn and of a Daught at 6h 20. her illness Severe but thro Gods mercie [there] Cleverly. I returnd home before night. at mr Livermors. Birth 15th and 16.  
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Clear. Sist Barton, Sons Town & Cyrus here. I have been at home. at home, friends Sleep here.  
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Clear & very warm. Sist & Patty washt. Patty went to Wm Stones, got me a Chees wd 7 lb 11 oz. Sist Slept at Jonas. at home.  
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Clear. Sist went to Son Lambds. I have been at home. at home.  
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Clear foren & Cool, Cloudy aftern. I have been at home, heard of the death of Peter Wiman. Son Cyrus Sett out for Rome. at home. Cyrus left here for Rome. [  ] P. Wiman Death.  
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Clear & warm. I have been at home. mrs Gill and others here. at home, friends [here].  
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Clear day, raind at Evng. I have been at home. mrs Farewel & Gill dind here. at home.  
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Cloudy & Some rain. mr Ballard to meeting. mr Gillit Spake from Ephe 6th C vers 13th. I have been at home. at home.  
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Clear. mrs Gill went fm here, [Flint] Barton Conducted her to his hous. at home.  
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Clear. I have been at home. Patty did my washing. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.