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19 G


At mr Hinkleys. Shee remaind poorly till afternn, then by remedys & other means, Shee got Esyer. I tarried all night.  
20 2


Clear. mr Hinkly brot me to mr Westons. I heard there that mrs Claton Childs Departed This life yesterdy & yt Shee was thot Expireing. I went back with mr Hinkly as far as there. Shee Departed ys Life about 1 PM. I ascisted to Lay her out, her infant Laid in her arms. ye first such instance I ever saw & ye first woman that died in Child bed which I Deliverd. I Came home at Dusk, find my famely all Comfortable. we hear that three Children Expird in Winthrop last Saterday night. Daniel Stayd at mr Cowens.  
21 3


a rainy Day. I have been at home kniting.  
22 4


I atended funeral of mrs Claton & her infant. am Enformed that mrs Shaw has Doct Coney with her. I Calld to see James Howd, find him low. mrs North also is Sick. a thunder Shower ys Evinng.  
23 5

Birth. mr Shaws Dafter. X.

I Sett out to visit Joseph Fosters Children, met Ephm Cowen by Brookss Barn. Calld me to See his Dafters Polly & Nabby who are Sick with the rash, find them very ill; gave directions. was then Calld to mrs Shaw who has been ill some time. Put her Safe to Bed with a Daughter at 10 O Clok ys Evinng. Shee is finely.  
24 6

Birth. James Hinkleys Son. X.

Calld from Shaws to James Hinklys wife in travil, put her safe to Bed with a Son at 7 O Clok ys morn. Left her as well as is usual for her. Came to mr Shaws, receivd 6/8; received 6/8 of mr Hinkly also. Came to mr Cowens, find his dafters & Jedy ill. Claton & David Came inn from Sandy river, People well there. arivd at home at 5 aftrnn. Doct Coneys wife Delivrd of a Dafter Last Evng at 10 O Clok.  
25 7


I went to Isaac Savages ys morn, his wife here afternn, Deby Shaw allso. I was Calld to mr Cowens. Set up all night. our men at ye meddow.  
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