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September 23, 1787, Sunday

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I fited for going to meeting but was Calld to See mrs mc Masters who is unwell. mrs Cowen & I administred remedys that Doct Coney prescribd. her physic began to operate. I left her, returnd as far as mrs Williamss, tarried with her till 10 in Evnng, Shee being Exercisd with much pain, but got easier & I Came home.    
 

 

October 4, 1787, Thursday

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a Snow.

at mr Pollards till Evinng. Left Sanford a little more Comfortable. Doct Williams there has Sett Majr Duttons thigh which was Broke yesterday. it Snowd this Day.    
 

 

October 25, 1787, Thursday

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X Birth. John Cumingss Son. XX.

Clear & Pleast. I was Calld to go to John [Cumings] at winthrop at 6h 30m morn. went about 6 miles, had a fall from the hors, did not receive much hurt. was informd the Lady was Safe [Delivd] of a Son. returnd at 7h 30m. Doct Barton and famely here on their way to the westwd. I wish them a Safe pasage. Cyrus went to help them to the vesel. Capt Savages Lady here, made me a prest of 2 hand kerchiefs. Parthena Barton Sleeps here. I went to see mrs Voce ys Evinning. Capt Nichols here.    
 

 

October 27, 1787, Saturday

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rain this morn, wind N aftern. I have been makeing Soap, am informd ye Revd mr Foster is very Sick, has sent for Doct Williams.    
 

 

October 31, 1787, Wednesday

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Clear morn. I Left mr Foster at the riseing of the Sun. Calld to see mrs Weston, shee is still poorly. I have workt very hard Bucking Cloath & trying Tallow. we have killd thee old Cow this Day. Shee had 40 lb of Tallow, wt in ye whole 430. Doct Coleman Brot his wife home.    
 

 

December 5, 1787, Wednesday

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Cloudy. I went to See Savages Infant, Doct Colman was Calld to see it also. I was at the Docters. returnd at Dusk. some Boys on our mill pond, Gash North fell in, was helpt out again Safe from harm.    
 

 

December 10, 1787, Monday

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Clear. mr Ballard gone to Brotr Moores. mrs Savage here with her Infant, Doct Williams here to see it. I hear that three men fell into the river this Day. Snowd aftern. Dolly Sett the web to work.    
 

 

December 27, 1787, Thursday

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Clear. mrs Savage & Polly & mrs Welch been here warping Hand kerchiefs. Doct Tupper took Break fast here.    
 

 

December 28, 1787, Friday

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Cloudy, Snowd a little. mr Ballard went to help moove a house for Doct Colman. I have been at home. Dolly finisht weaving Cyruss Shirts. I warpt & putt in a piece of Lining and wove one yard. Shee began the Shirts Thursday.    
 

 

December 31, 1787, Monday

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Clear. Mr Kenny Conducted me home. we arivd at 4h morn. I made a fire & hett my feet then went to Bed & Lay till Ten, then rose & feel much Beter than my fears. mr Ballard is gon to mr Pollards. I let mrs Porter have 10 skeins of [      ]. Receivd 10-1/2 knots of Doubled & 7 of [      ] yn wt 10 oz, part of it Coloured Blue. in this year 1787, I have Extracted 12 sons & 15 Daughters; been Calld to 7 women which were Deliverd before my arival. Hallowell December 31, 1787 Martha Ballard Her Diary Doct Stephen Barton, with his Famely, Left our hous bound to Boston Octr 25th, 1787. My Hond Mother Moore Deseast December 4 of a Palsy.   now 1787 is Ended, it happy is if we are mended. God grant if not we may be. 
 

 

January 19, 1788, Saturday

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Clear Day. Snowd at Evinng. mr Bullins & wife & Daught Dind, Polly Savage also. Doct Cony here. mr Ballard gone to Colo Norths. I Went to mr Williams. I Sent mrs Densmore 14 pills by hr Son.   Death Capt Pages infant
 

 

February 1, 1788, Friday

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Clear. I returnd from mr Westons, he is not better; has Sent for Doct Williams. Henry Badcoks wife Delivrd of a Dat 17 of Januy.   Birth. I was at mr Westons.  
 

 

February 5, 1788, Tuesday

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Snowd & Blowd, & is very Cold. I have been at home. Foster Left this for the westward. Jono attemptd to go to the meddow but did not get there. We are informd that Andw Goodins wife is very Sick; Sent for Doct Williams.   Foster left here.  
 

 

March 1, 1788, Saturday

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Clear & Cold. I went to mr Westons. Polly Taylor went with mr Barton to Doct Williams to have her arm taken Care of. mr Weston made me a prest of 2 lb sugar & 1/4 of Tea.    
 

 

March 8, 1788, Saturday

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Clear & pleast. Doct Colman & Lady & mrs Adkins here on a visit. Theopholus returnd from PenopScott. Dollys Shoes Brot home.    
 

 

March 23, 1788, Sunday

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Cloudy fore nn, rain aftern. my Self & Dats tarried at home. Joseph Williams went to Doct Williams to be Docterd. Hannah Cool went to be his Nurs.   Joseph Williams went to Doct Williams. Cyrus at meetg.  
 

 

April 9, 1788, Wednesday

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Cloudy. I have been twisting twine & Combing flax. Doct Coney opend the Soar on Patty Williams Throat.    
 

 

April 23, 1788, Wednesday

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Snow foren, rain aftern. mr Ballard gone to Doct Coneys. Son Town & Luke Barton Sleep here. mr Savage & mr Benn Brown here at Eving. Dolly wound & warpt & drawd in mrs Williamss webb. I have been at home. Combed flax for Cyrus & Jonathan.   Snowd. at home.  
 

 

May 3, 1788, Saturday

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Clear. we Cleand Bedsteads & washt rooms. Dorcas Pollard warpt a piece. David Learned Came here fore nn. I went to See Joseph Fosters wife & others. Doct Barton Came at Evin, Brot Letters from our Friends, one from Brot Ballard; one from Broth Colins; from Sisters Barton & Waters also.   at Josh Fosters.  
 

 

May 5, 1788, Monday

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Clear till after n, then a thunder Shour. mrs Williams here. I went there, he is Poorly. there has been a Town meeting. they made Choice of Doct Coney to Represent us in General ascembly. Doct Colmans Lady & her Sister were here. Jabish Cowen workt here.    
 

 

May 27, 1788, Tuesday

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Clear morn. I was Calld to See Sally Wilms who is very Sick. Doct Colman left her medicin. I was Calld from There to See James Weston; he remains weak. Came back; tarried all night & watcht. Timy Pages wife there all day. Patty Seems a little Better. raind in ye Evinng.   I watcht with Sally Wilms. I heard they were well at Son Towns.  
 

 

May 31, 1788, Saturday

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Clear part ye Day. I was Calld in hast to See Sally Wilms. Shee had a very ill turn. Her mother faintd. Thee Child revivd. I tarried all Day. Doct Emerson Calld to See it. we rubd it with vinegar, gave Clisters. I tard all night; Parthenia also.   Son Town went home. I watcht at mr Willmss.  
 

 

June 3, 1788, Tuesday

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Clear. Sally is revivd. The Doct there, advisd to phisick; we gave her Some. I tarried till 3h pm. Hannah is there. Hanh Cool went away ys morn.   Hannah watcht at mr Willmss
 

 

June 9, 1788, Monday

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rainy. I was Calld home. Hannah is very unwell. I Calld Doct Colman to her asistance; he gave an Emetick which operated Kindly & gave relief. Parthena & Dolly washt. I went to mr Ws at 6h pm. we put Sally into a warm Bath which Seemed to give her Some relief. I returnd home at 9h pm, find Hannah Cleverly. mr Ballard been to Colo Duttuns, Brot home Some Stores. we had a Barril of pork Brot home yesterdy. I was Calld by Polly Wheeler to mr Wlmss to lay out the Corps of ys Dat, Sally, who Expird between Eleven & twelve ys Evng.   Hannah unwell. Sally Wilms had fitts all Day. Shee Expird at 11h 30m. at Ditos.  
 

 

June 30, 1788, Monday

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Cloudy. I went to See mrs Foster & mr Williams fore noon; he rode here. I went to mr Chamberlins & Doct Colmans aftnn. & was Calld at 5 to mr B. Browns.   at mr Wilmss. we had Eight men to work.  
 

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