Martha Ballard's Diary, March 6 - 11, 1789

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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.  
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very rainy till aftern. mr Savage finisht Jonas Cranck for his mill, Brot it home. he & 5 more men Dind. Snowd at Evn. I have been at home. at home. rain & Snow.  
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X. Birth mr Danas 3d Son. XX.
Clear & Cold morn. I was Calld at 4 O Clock morn to See mrs Dana. Shee was Safe Delivrd of a Son at 1h & 30m aftn. I left all as well as is usual & returnd about Sun Sett. Receivd 6/ reward. at mr Danas.  
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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.  
10 3
Clear & very Pleasant. Levy Page here for his Sartificate. mr mc Night to have his Taxes abated. Welch works here. mr John Bragg & his wife Dind here. I have been at home. at home.  
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XX. Birth mr Andws Dagt. XX.
Cleard. mrs Savage here. Shee & I Reckond & Setled. I fall in her debt /6. mr Ballard been to Andw Goodins for molases & Colo Duttuns for Potatos. Polly Savage here. I was Calld to See mrs Andrews at 5th H pm. Shee was Safe Delivrd at 8 & 30 M Evn of a Daugter. I returnd at 12 percisely by our time piece. Left my patients Cleverly. my famely ws in Bed when I returnd. mrs Savage & I Setled. at mr Andrews.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.