Martha Ballard's Diary, December 31, 1788

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Cloudy & Some rain. I went to mr Livermores to See Polly Whealor; find her very Low. Sett up with her. there I Closed ye year in asisting the Distresed. I was at Mr Livermores. Births in Hollowell in 1788 - 17 Sons & 25 Dagts. Deaths - males 7; Feemales 5.   

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.