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17 6

[Birth Sally Foys Son & 3rd Child].

raind. I was at Foys. Sally was Deld at [1]h this morn of A Son which wd 10 lb. John Foys Dagt and only Child Expired 15th inst. it Slackt raining and I Came home after 7h am very much fatagued. mrs Smith here to Tea. Sally Ballard Sleps here. a [F ]. Birth 13th. recd 12 /.
18 7


Cloudy. Warrin Stones wife Came and washt for me. I have had two ague fitts, felt very Sick indeed. Funeral Foys Child. Sally & Martha Sleep here this night. at home. mrs Stone washt here. Funeral.
19 1

[Birth Wilm Saunders 3d Dagt & 4th Child].

Cloudy morn, raind aftern. I have felt very feeble. mrs Stone Came in to See me, Shee brot wood to the doore. Shee informd me that William Brookss wife fell from the Scaffold of her Fathers Barn yesterday and hurt her So her life is not Expected. Nancy Smith here, Says Shee is not any better. I was Calld by Wilm Saunders at 4h pm, his wife was Deld at 10 Evn of her 3d dagt & 4th Child and is Comfortable. I laid down & Slept Some. at Wm Saunders. Birth 14.
20 2


Clear. I took Breakfast at Saunderss and went in to See mrs Heath, Shee is wel. was Conducted home, reacht there at 10h am. Jonas Childn here. I did my ironing and Some mending but feele feeble. at Ditoes & mr Heaths. Sally Slept here.
21 3


Clear, a hard frost this morn. mrs Stone Came and washt Bed Cloaths & North roome, made my Brown Bread. Sally Sifted the meal. I have felt very feeble the most of ye day. at home. mrs Stone washt here.
22 4


Cloudy, raind at night. Sally helpt me all day. I have been very Sick this day. Martha Came and Slept here. at home, unwel. Sally here.
23 5


Cleard of about 9h am, high wind at W. the Girls went home after Breakfast. I have done my hous wk & Brewd Some beer. James Ballard is 5 years old this day. at home.
24 6


Clear & Cold wind. I was Calld at 9h morn to See mrs Heath who is in Labour. her Marm & Sister & mrs Jones there all day and night. at mr Heats.
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