Martha Ballard's Diary, September 25 - October 3, 1791

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X. Birth Jery Whites Dagt. XX.
Cloudy & rain. Cyrus at home. I was Calld to See mrs White at 4h pm, find her in Labour. her women were Calld & Shee Safe Deld at the 7th h. I tarried all night. thee inft, a feemale, mother and Child Cleverly, receivd fee Octr 25th. at mr Whites. Birth [26]th
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Clear. old Lady White went home & Rebeckah Came to Nurs. I returnd home at 11 h morn. I Spent the aftn & Evn at mr Westons. Slept at mr Hamlins. it raind in thee night. at Dittoes, mr Westons & Hamlins.  
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rainy foren. I took Breakfst with mr Hamlin, Dind with mr Burtun, Drank Coffee with mrs Childs. Calld at mr Pollards & Westons and arivd at home at 7 h Evng. mr Ballard been to Varsalboro. mrs Burtun made me a prest of 2dz Bisquit. at mr Hamlins & other Neighrs
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Cloudy & Some rain foren, Clear aftn. I have been to mr Densmores & mr Whites, Drest their infants. mr Ballard bott 1 Bushel Apples of Capt Dean @ 2/6. at mr Densmrs & Whites.  
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Clear. there is frosst this morn, thee first we have had this fall. mr Ballard has been to Pitts town and to Winthrop. I went to mr Densmores & Carded Cottne. gathered Seeds & herbs in my Gardin. at mr Densmrs. mr Ballard to pitts tn & Winthrop. a frosst.  
30 6
Clear. I have been at home. my girls went to mr Pollards. mr Strattne & Lady & mrs Barton Sleep here. mrs Strattne brot me 3/4yd Cambc, cost 6/. at home. mr Strattne here.  
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Clear & very pleast. mr Strattne & Lady Dind here & then Sett out for home. mrs Barton & my Girls went to mr Burtuns. mr Densmr Butcherd a wether for us. I have been at home. at home. mr [sic] Girls to mr Burtuns.  
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rainy morn, Clear & very pleast aftern. mr Blake Dind here. mr Johnston & Black[dm] Sleep here. mrs Barton and my Girls went to mr Whites & mr Livermrs. I have been at home. at home.  
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Cloudy & rain. mr Ballard went to Varsalboro. I have been at home. Ephm went to School. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.