Martha Ballard's Diary

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February 15, 1789 (Sunday)

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Clear & Cold. I was at Revd Fosters. mr Ballard is Better, the Soar on his nose is Broke. Dagt Town & Dolly at mr Hamlins. Polly Savage here. Parthena at home. at Revd Fosters & Nr Savages.

March 6, 1789 (Friday)

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Clear & not so Cold. mr Town & mrss Stackpool Left here at 9 ysm. I went to Revd Fosters, his Childs Soar is Broke & is in a good way. Broth Moore was here, it raind at ye 9th hour ys Evn, was a stormy night. at Revd Fosters.

March 9, 1789 (Monday)

9 2


Clear & pleasant. I have been at home. mr Ballard to Pitts town for Lining & triming for Jona a Coat. he bougt me 18 Sewing needles & himself a pair of Silver Sleave Buttuns which wd 5 penny wt 47 gs. Cost 3/4. Revd Foster here ys morn. Robert Fletcher a Daft Born ys morn. at home. Birth Robert Fletchers 3d dagtr at the 6th H Morn.

March 27, 1789 (Friday)

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Clear & pleast. mr Ballard been to Capt Enoch Pages. Jona halling loggs to ye mill. Robbins workt here. I have been Combing flax. Revd mr Foster here. have bn at home.

April 6, 1789 (Monday)

6 2


Cloudy. mr Ballard went to Town meeting. I went to Colo Norths. Calld at Revd mr Fosters. Isaac is recoverd of his Soar. Daniel Robbins Came here. welch drest 9 lb 3 oz flax. I was at Revd mr Fosters & Colo Norths. mr Curtis here.

July 2, 1789 (Thursday)

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Clear & hott till Evn, when it began to rain at 10. Agustus Ballard & his mamy here ys Day, mr Foster & Lady allso. I have been at home. Jesse Bullin & Debe Black Sleep here.

August 10, 1789 (Monday)

10 2


Clear Except a sprineling of rain about noon. I went with mrs Emerson as far as mr Crages, Drank Tea there. was Calld by James Moore to See mrs Shearborn who was very unwell. I tarried all night, gave the Lady Some medisin. Shee Seemd mutch more Comfortable. I left her at 2 h pm & returnd home, find I had a Call to go Elswhere. at mr Crages & mr Sherborns. Calld at Revd mr Fosters. Levy Moore & wife here.