Martha Ballard's Diary, December 31, 1787
|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.|
Source: www.doHistory.org. Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.