Martha Ballard's Diary, March 2 - 5, 1789
Clear & very pleast. I was Calld to Revd Fosters to See Isaac,
put a Cattaplasm made of honey, flower & ye yolk
of an Egg, on the Soar. was Calld from there to mrs Cumings
in travil who was ill thro the night.
at Revd Fosters & other Neigrs.
mrs Chandler Expird at 2 O Clok pm.
X. Birth Saml Cumings Junrs first Son.
Clear morn, Cloudy aftn. mrs Cumings was Safe Deld at
ye 6th H morn of a Son which wd 9 lb 3/4.
I receivd 6/ fee and 1/ for medisin & returnd atended by mr
Hovey at ye 9th H. took a knap.
Son Town Came here. Snows ys Evng.
at mr Cumings. Snow.
Clear & Cold. Sheribh Town and mrs Eunice Stackpole
Came. Son Town went home. Eunice had a very severe pain in
her teeth & face. I aplyd Some Scorcht Tow & hett her face
& Shee got Ease. mr Ballard been to Colo Howards.
William Emerson here ys night. I have been at
home. mr Pollards famely attended funeral of his Dafter Chandler
& hr infant.
at home. funeral of mrs Chandler & her infant.
Jona is 26 years old ys Day.
Clear, Cold & very windy. mr Town & mrs Eunis here all day.
Shee had a Tooth Extracted. I have been at home. Jona brot
a load of hay home. there was a young man had his Legg Cutt off
at Stirling, by Doct Williams. he brot it to Doct
Coneys & descected it.
Source: www.doHistory.org. Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.