Martha Ballard's Diary, May 7 - 11, 1789

7 5
Clear morn, a Shower aftn. I have been unwell, but went to See mr Hamlins infant, its mouth is near heald. it Seems not so froward as it has been. I was at mr Hamlins.  
8 6
A Storm of rain & Snow. Capt Haill & Sherebiah Town Brot Loggs. Son Town & mr Barton, & two young men, they all Sleep here. I have been at home. Dagt Town was very poorly after I Left her, but is nore Comfortable now. Snowd. I have been at home.  
9 7
Clear & Cool. Son Town & the other Gentlemen went from here. mr Ballard went on the Business of Dividing the interest Judg Howard left. the Girls went to mr Westons. Polly Savage warpt a web here. I have been at home. mr Sprage Sent to me to go & See his wife, but being Some unwell I pospone it till to morrow. God willing, I Shall go. I have been at home.  
10 D
Clear. I went to See mrs Sprage, find her very Low, but in not so much pain as Shee had been. I Calld to See mrs Jackson also. Shee is in a weakly Situation. I was at mr Sprages & mr Savages.  
11 2
Clear. I was Calld at twelve O Clok to See mr Blaks infant, it is very unwell. I went to See mrs Burges, Shee is very ill able to be about. I Came home at Evn, find 10 men here which all tarrys ys night. they are Boating Colo Hadens goods. I was at mr Pollards & Capt Porters.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.