Martha Ballard's Diary, August 19 - 28, 1785

19 6
X Birth. Simm Clearks Dafter. Recd 6/. XX
I attended Lecter. went from meeting to mr Suels to See Capt Suels Foot, it being Scolt. Drank Tea yr. James Moore Calld me from there to go to Simmion Clarks wife, Shee being in travil. was Safely Deld of a Dafter at 11 / OClock Eving. I tard all night, mrs Peter Clerk also. I have recievd 6/ & there is 2/ Due.   
20 7
Clear & hott. I Came home from mr Clearks. our men Cleard ye Crick of Sunken Stuff.   
21 B
Clear. I went to meeting, ye Sacrament administerd. mr Ballard & I partook. mrs Shaw here after meeting.   
22 2
Clear. Doctr Barton & wife Came here. ye Doctr went to Cobese.   
23 3
Clear. mr Ballard & I & Sist Barton, Cyrus & Dolly & Pollard went to See Norcroses Vesil Lanchd. I went in to See mrs Cleark. Shee has had an ill turn but some better.   
24 4
Clear. I was at home all Day. Sister Barton here.   
25 5
Rain aftern. mrs Pollard, Weston & Betsy Chever here. Danl Robbins Came from meddow. I was at home all day.   
26 6
Doctr Barton Came from Cobase, Dind here; went home in ye afternoon. I went to See them up ye rips.   
27 7
Jonon Came home from Son Towns. Enformd yt Lucy had a broken Breast. Dolly Sett out to go up with Shere Town & Saml Stackpool to Son Towns.   
28 B
I went to meeting. Polly Hamlin here in Intermition. Isaac Savage & wife Came home. This is Daughter Towns Birth Day.   

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.