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The Nov. 17 entry mentiones Dr. Page and is featured in Dr. Page & Martha Ballard: Martha's Diary in "Martha and Man-Midwife".
15 6


Cloudy & Cold. mrs Holdman here to have a goun made. mrs Benjamin to have a Cloak Cut, Polly Rust after work. I was Calld to mr Parkers aftern. mr Ballard is better. at mr Parkers. mrs Holdman here.
16 7


Cloudy. I was at mr Parkers and Colo Sewalls. mrs Parker unwell, Colman Bled her at Evn. at Ditoes. mrs Holdman left here.
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X. Birth mr Poores Dagt. XX.

rainy. I was Calld from mr Parkers at 2h morn to mr Poores. Doct Page was Calld before my arival. I Extracted the Child, a Dagt. he Chose to Close the Loin. I returnd home at 8 am, receivd 6/ as a reward. mr Ballard & Ephm attend worship, Dolly & Sally aftern. Charls & John Coks Supt here. I was Calld to Capt meloys at 11h Evn. raind. at Ditoes & mr Poores. Birth 47th. A Daughtr at Capt Meloys allso.
18 2

X. Birth Capt Meloys Dagt. XX.

at Capt Meloys, his Lady in Labour, her women Calld. (it was a Severe Storm of rain. Cleard of with Snow). my patient Deld at 8h 5m Evn of a fine Dagt, her attendants, mrss Cleark & Duttun, Sewall & my Self. we had an Elligant Supper and I tarried all night. at Capt Meloys. Birth 48th. I receivd 24/.
19 3


Clear. I returnd home after Dineing. Revd mr Turner and Esq Cony Supt here. I was Calld to mr Parkers at 11 Evn. at Ditoes & mr Parkers. mr Turner here.
20 4


Cloudy. I was at mr Parkers. at mr Parkers.
21 5


Cloudy morn, Clear of at night. I was at mr Parkers, mrs Cowan there, Hannah North allso. at Ditoes.
22 6


Cloudy morn, Clear at noone. I Came home, find my famely well. mr Ballard gone to winslow. at Ditoes.
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