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9 7


I was at home all Day. mr Thomas here. I was making Soap.  
10 B


was Calld at a little past 12 in morn by mr Edson, to go to his wife being in travil. walkt to ye Brok over thee point; was Drawn by Edson & Wm Canady on a Slead. the river Dangers But arived Safe through Divine protection.  
11 2

Birth. Edsons chilDren. two Sons. X

At 4 & 20 in morn, mrs Edson was Deliverd of a Son which waid 7 1/2 lb and at 6 & 5 minnits of another Son which wd 8 3/4 lb. Left her at about 10, mr Ballard Coming there at that time. Enformd of ye Death of our Grand Son John Town, who Last thursday morn Drank So much spirit that Causd his Death which hapend yester Day at 8 in the morn. On my return from mr Edsons, mrs Weston Cald me in, Nathan Being Sick. I tarried with her this night. Left ye Child much Better.  
12 3


Clear and Cold for April. I Came home from mr Westons. Cald at mr Pollards. Jono is gone to Son Towns to attend funeral of their Son. I went to Bed but, thinking of my Childrens trouble, Could not compose to Sleep. At 11 Oclok Evn, Woodd Allin Cald me up. went by Land to Colo Norths; very bad walking. we card a candle to ye top of Burnt hill. between 12 & 1 arivd at Allins but I was much fataugd.  
13 4

X Birth. Wd. Allins Daftr. XX

Clear. Mrs Allin Deliverd of a Dafter at 4 this morn. I returnd home at 11 O Clock. Receivd 6 Shillings of Woodward Allin in part for fee & medicin which Shee had of me. I took a knap of Sleep ys afternoon. mr Woodward here. mr forbes made a prest of a Calfs head. Jono Returnd from Towns.  
14 5


Clear & very Cold for Apl. I was at home. Let John Sahaw have 1 oz of salve; prs Eight pence.  
15 6


Clear & Cold. I went to Isaac Savages to See Hannah, his Daftr. was at James & Georg Boltons & mr forbess. Brothr Moore & mr Hawes here. I finished Cyruss Cotten hoes.  
16 7


Clear. Capt Savage & Lady & Isaac & wife here. I was makeing Soap. very weiry at night.  
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