Martha Ballard's Diary, December 30 - 31, 1786

30 7
Cloudy. Snowd before night. I went to mr Porters & Pollards. David just arivd. mr Ballard gone to Cutt wood for mr Foster. Williams & True Dresing Flax here. I was Calld to Capt Sualls wife in Travil, got there at 7 O Clock Evinng.   
31 A
Birth. Capt X Harry Sewalls Son. fee Recvd. X.
a fogy Day. mrs Suall Delivard at 1 / ys morn of a Son & is Cleaverly. I returnd home at 8 ys morn. Did not atlend worship. Son & Dafter Town, Sherebiah, Ezra & Lucy here. mr Faught & Clarisa Barton supt here. Saml Badcock wife to Bed with a Son the 29th of January. mrs Fletcher operator.   

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.