Martha Ballard's Diary, May 1 - 6, 1789

1 6
I Sett our for Son Towns at 9h 30m morn. it raind by Showers all day. we arivd about 7 Evn, find them all well. I was much fatagud as the rodes were very wet & miry. I went to Son Towns.  
2 7
Clear. mr Town & Barton went away with a rafft. I helpt my Dagt quilt, we got it out of ye fraim. Shee was unwell all night. mr Town gone. I was at mr Towns.  
3 D
Clear. Dagt Town Calld her women, Shee was very unwell thro the Day & night. I did not Sleep much. at Son Towns.  
4 2
Birth Ephm Towns Dagt.
Clear & very pleasant. Dagt Town was Safe Delivrd at 6h 30m morn. my Son went to Fairfield for mrs Hannah Blossom to nurse. mrs Dexter Came to see us. Lucy is as Comfortable as Could be Expected, the Child also. mr Barton Came up river, his wife went home with him. at Ditoes.  
5 3
Cloudy. I Left Son Towns at 7th h morn acompanied by him, arivd at home at 2 pm. raind before we got home. I Dind at Colo Howards. find my famely all in health, happy Sittuation. Came from Son Towns.  
6 4
Clear. I have been at home. Capt Haill Sleept here last night, mr Farewell & Thos Smily also. mr Ballard been this day on the Business of Setling of mrs Brookss thirds of her Late Husband, Judg Howards Estate. mr Woodward & Crage with him. at home. mrs Andrews here.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.