Martha Ballard's Diary, November 15 - 24, 1787

15 5
at Towns, Lucy Comfortable ye infant is not as well as I could wish. Eunice Stacpl is nurs.   
16 6
Cloudy. I returnd home from Towns, Left them as well as Could be Expected. find my Famely all well. a rainy night.   
17 7
Clear & pleast. I went to Isaac Savages and got Some rie which James Savage Left there for me, 3 pecks & 5 qrts, then went to mr Westons. had 2 lb Sugar, 1/4 lb of Tea, a pint of W. Rhum. I have knit on a leggin.   
18 G
Clear & pleast. I attended public worship, the Revd mr Foster performd, we had but one Exercise by reason of his weakness.   
19 2
Birth. mr Beamans Dafter. X X.
Clear. I was Calld to mrs Beaman in travil at 9 O Clok, Shee was Safe Delivd at 12 of a Daughter, I Left her Comfortable & returned home at 7 P.M. receivd 6/8. I have knitt on mr Westons Leggin this Evinning. mr Ballard at mr Pollards   
20 3
Cloudy. the Girls washt . mrs Taylor & mrs Bolton were here. Theops to work here. I have knitt.   
21 4
X. Birth. Bralys Son. XX.
Cloudy I rose by Candle light. Theops Layeing ye Floar of ye East room. I was Calld to See mrs Braly in Travil who was Safe Deld at 12 O Clok of a Seventh Son and 15th Child. I returnd home ys Eving. it is a rainy night.   
22 5
rainy. I finisht mr Westons Leggins. Theos Sealing ye East room. mr Ballard and Jono agreed to rebuild ye Saw mill.   
23 6
Cloudy foren Clear afternn. mr Ballard and Jono at mr Daviss Drawing writings with mr Silas Lee. Theops made a Fraim for mr Brookss Desk. The girls went to see Polly Bisbe. I have mended Stockins this Day.   
24 7
Clear. I have Been mending Stockins. mr Ballard Surveying for mr Vahn. mrs Voce & Dafter here.   

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.