Martha Ballard's Diary, April 25 - 29, 1786

25 3
a rainy Day. thee Spalldings brogt Loggs. we had 9 men Dind besides our own family. I Sent 18 Skeins of Tow to Chamberlins by mr Woodd.   
26 4
Clear. I was mr Dexter & Nathan Howard Brought Loggs to us. I was calld to winthp to Bill Richardss wife, Shee being in travil. arivd at 5 O Clok P.M. very much fatagud.   
27 5
Birth of Wilm Richards Dafter. XX
I put mrs Richards Safe to Bed with a fine Daughter at about 4 ys Morn. Left there a little after break of Day. Called to See Mrs Branard who is unwell & Woodward Allins Wife who is very Low indeed. Calld at Saml Comings; rode his hors & Saddle as far as Fosters, Walkd from There. was at Crages & Williams. Dolly at mr Cragges. I Sent 21 Skeins of Tow yn to mrs Chamln. Benn Brown & wife here. I was in bed much fatagud.   
28 6
Clear. mr Ballard Came home from viewing Land belonging to mr Pittss Heirs. ye mills have been stopt from going by ye freshet. Capt Grant Dind here. mr Ned Savages wife & Polly Drank Coffee with me. Son Town Sleeps here.   
29 7
A Clear Morn, it Raind aftern. mr Dexter brot Loggs. mr Blanchard & Noah & ye Team workt at mr Williamss. his wife here aftern, Drank Coffee. Rhubin Moore Sleeps here ys Night. informs of ye death of an infant of Collins Moors, a Twin of a month old. I spun Some Thread. Light in ye North this Evinng.   

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.