Martha Ballard's Diary, May 30 - June 4, 1794

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Clear & warm. I was Calld to mr Densmores Twice ys Day to See their youngest Child who has Swallowed Some Boiling hott Coffee. it Seeme Easier at Evn. Harmon Barton Came here with Ephm & Ezra. Dolly is gone to her Brr Pollards. at mr Densmores to See his Babe who is Scolt in its mouth & throat.  
31 7
Clear & warm. I have been helping about house & Sewing. James Sturgess Brother here. Sally went to See Densmrs Child. Epm & Ezra went to Son Jonas. at home. Dolly returnd.  
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Clear. mr Ballard went to meeting at ye hook, Ephm & Ezra to Pittstn, Sally & Dolly to Capt Coxs. I have been at home. James Sturges to Varsalboro. at home. the Girls to Capt Coxs
2 2
Cloudy morn. Dolly went to mr Claps, Ephm & Ezra to See ye mills at ye hook. I have workt in my Gardin. Sally washing. at home.  
3 3
Cloudy. Ezra went home. Capt Savage & Lady & Georg Brown Dind here. we had a very fine rain aftern. I was Calld by Petl Cleark Junr to See his wife who is unwell. I went to Bed, Slept Some. mrs Coutch there. at mr Peter Clearks. Capt Savage here.  
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X. Birth Peter Cleark juners Son, first Child. XX.
Clear. mrs Clearks illness Came on So great that her women were Calld & Shee was Safe Delivd at 8h Evng of a Son. I left her as well as Could be Expected & returnd home at midnight. at Ditoes. Birth 22nt. I receivd 7/2_.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.