Martha Ballard's Diary, November 18 - 22, 1789

18 4
Clear & Cold. mrs Sewall not so well as Shee was yesterday. I went to mr Browns, Thomases and Capt Savages, find Lefe very unwell. tarried there all night, very Cold. at Capt Sewalls & other Neighbors.  
19 5
Cloudy & Cold. I returnd home, Calld at mr Browns, Williamss, Colo Howards, Doct Colmans & Capt Sewalls; his Lady more Comfortable. was at mr Westons, Shee unwell. found Jons unwell. Doct Williams & Coney here, inform that mrs Densmore was Deliverd this morn & Expird at ye Second hour morn. mr Savage & wife here at Evng. Hannah Came home fm Hamlins. from home. Esqr Lovjoys Dagt Densmore Deceast in Child Bed
20 6
Clear & very pleasant. I have been at home, wound quills. my Girls went to mr Hamlins with mrs Burtun. Jon a unwell yet. I was informd yt mr Ballard was well yesterday. Polly Savage Bakd here. at home. the remains of mrs Densmore interd ys Day.  
21 7
Clear part of ys Day, rain at night. Jona has been very unwell all day. Danniel Robbins went from here this aftern. I have been at home. Dolly got my web out, there was 46 yds & 1/2. I Cut it into Patrons for Shirts & put it in Suds to whiten. I was at home. Jona was Sick. rain.  
22 D
A rainy day. Jon a is Better. I have been at home. mr Child here. at home. rain.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.