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January 1 - 22, 1785
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Opening a diary for the first time is like walking into a room full of strangers. The reader is advised to enjoy the company without trying to remember every name. --Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, A Midwife's Tale
[1] [7]


mr Ballard left home bound for Oxford. I had been Sick with the Collic. mrs Savage went home. mrs foster Came at Evening. it snowd a little.  
[2] [1]


Sunday. mrs Foster here. Snowd. [Father] Ballard Deceast 22 years this Day, at 9/oc Eving.  
[3] [2]


Monday. Confined to my roome Still.  
[4] [3]


Tuesday. mrs. Foster went home. I had threats of thee Collic; by takeing peper found releif.  
[5] [4]


Wednsd Still Confind. mr Purkins here.  
[6] [5]


Thursd. walkd to the barn. am much better.  
[7] [6]


Frid. I rode as far as mr Savages.  
[8] [7]


Capt hatchis fammily here. Studley Springer Carried me to his hous.  
[9] [1]


Sund. I put mrs springer to Bed with [a daughter]. [returnd]. mr & mrs Pollard here afternoon.  
[10] [2]


Mond. at home. find I am better.  
[11] [3]


Tuesd. at home. able to knit a little.  
[12] [4]


Went to George Boltans to see his Daughter.  
[13] [5]


Went to Ditos. found the Child no better.  
[14] [6]


14 & 15th at Ditoes. staid. at night a storm.  
[16] [1]


Came from Boltons to Savages. mrs Savg unwell.  
[17] [2]


Returnd From Savages Late in Evening.  
[18] [3]


At home all Day. feel Some fatagued.  
[19] [4]


Cald to Boltons. Rode home on a slead.  
[20] [5]


About [      ] morn. Cald in hast to Savages. a very Cold morn. about 11 o clok put mrs Savage to Bed with a Daughter. Returnd home at Evn very much fatagued.  
[21] [6]


at home all Day. very warm weather.  
[22] [7]


Went [      ] Savages. found her Comfortable. mr Savage Paid [      ].  
January 1 - 22, 1785
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