Martha Ballard's Diary, June 1 - 5, 1793

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X. Birth Bulah Dagtr. XX. X. Birth Joseph Browns Dagtr. XX.
Cloudy, Some lite Showers. I was Calld at 3h ys morn to See Bulah at mr Cumings. Shee was deld at 4 of a Dagt. from there I went to mr Joseph Browns to See his Lady who was Safe delivd at 2h pm of a Dagt. I tarried till 4h when his Son Conducted me to mr Shepard by water, from there I took passage with Josph Preskott to mr Daws. walkt from there home, feel very much fatagud. I receivd 6/ of mrs Brown. her Husband is gone Down ye river. at mr Cumings. Birth 26th. Birth 27th
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Cloudy and Some rain foren, Clear aftern. Dolly went to mr Pollards, Sally Cox went to her Dads. Brotr Davis returnd from Varsalboro. I have been at home, wrote to Doct Barton & Sister Waters & Bror Collins. at home. wrote to friends at Oxford.  
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Clear. Brother Davis left here this morn home ward bound. Dolly went to work for mr Densmore, Cyrus to Jon as. Ephm to mill to Pittstn. mr Ballard been to the hook. I have been at home. Son Town Calld here. at home. Son Town Calld here.  
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Clear. Mrs Barton Calld here on her way to Winslow. I paid her 6/ in part for her labour for me. John Stackpool with her. Patty Goodn, Fanny Cox & Dolly Dind. Sally & P. Densmr & P. Livermr Took Tea. I went to help mrs Norcros quillt. mr Savage Came there to See his wife who has ye Collic. I tarried there ys night. at mr Norcross & Savages. my Dagt had Compy. mr Ballard at Coart. mrs Barton went home.  
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Cloudy. I returnd home at 4h morn, left mrs Savage Easy. I walkt and am mutch fatagud. Son Town Calld here. Mehitl Peirce to work for me, Shee Came last Evng. Ephm Slept at Jon as. at mr Savages.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.