Martha Ballard's Diary, June 5 - 9, 1794

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Cloudy part of ye Day. mrs Pitts is here. I have made her a Syrrip of Comphry, Plantain, Agrimony & Soloman Seall leavs. mr Gersham Cocks & his Sister & Sally Hussey here. I have workt a little in my Gardin. at home. mr Gersh Cocks here.  
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Cloudy & Some rain. Dolly returnd from her Bror Jonas. Sally Cocks went to the hook. Shuball Pitts Sleeps here, his wife has been not so well this Day. I have been working in my Gardin, Sowd Beets. at home. mr Pitts Sleeps here.  
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Cloudy the most of ye Day. Son Town Dind here. Capt Meloys Lady here on a visit. Cyrus went to winthrop for 1/2 Dozn Chairs for Dolly. Shee Came home at Evig from Son Pollards, is fatagud. mrs Pitts had a feavour at Evng. I have workt in my Gardin, Sowd Beets. at home. Son Town here. mrs Pitts is very unwell.  
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Cloudy foren. mr Ballard and Cyrus & Ephm went to meeting. mr Pitts Dind here. I was Calld to mr Phillip Norcorss wife who is in Labour, her women Calld. at Phillip Norcross
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X. Birth Phillip Norcross Dagt. XX.
Cloudy. mrs NorCros was Safe Deld of a Dagt at 1h 30m morn. I left her before noon as well as Could be Expected, receivd 6/. Sally & Dolly washt. Dolly was very Sick all night, had a pain in her Ears. at Ditoes. Birth 23d

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.