Martha Ballard's Diary, August 22 - 29, 1790

22 C
Clear. I attended worship in Public this aftern. the Service was performd by mr Cornwill. at meeting.  
23 2
Clear. mr Ballard Sett out for Unity on the Business of Lotting out the Town Ship. Juet Foster with him. mr Brown & his wife here. Reubin & Richard Moore Sleep here. Hannah is gone to mrs Woodwards to watch. at home. mr Ballard Set out for Surveying.  
24 3
Clear. Hannah returnd. I went to Savages to See Isaac. mrs Pollard, mrs Hodges & mrs Norcross here. at Savages. mrs Pollard here.  
25 4
Clear. I harvested my Gardin Pees. Hannah went to mr Hamlins. I was Calld this Evng to See mr Saml Norcrosss wife who is in Labour; had her women with her all night. at Saml Norcrosss
26 5
X Birth. Saml Norcrosss Son. XX.
Cloudy part of ye day & Some rain. my patient ill all day. Shee was Safe Delivd of a Son at Six O Clok Evn. I tarried all night. Andw Goodwins wife was there. at Dittoes. Birth 22.  
27 6
Clear. I returnd by water with mr Andrews. the Canoe leekt, I wet my feet. I was Calld to See mrs Welches Children who were ill with a Cold. Danl Robbins & a mr Gleason Sleep here. mr Norcross gave me some [refuse ]. at Dittoes and at mrs Welches. a very rainy night.  
28 7
rain foren, Clear aftn. I have been at home. finisht my Stockins. Gleason took Breakfast and Supper. Saml Dauin Supt here. at home. Dagt Town is 32 years old ys Day.  
29 C
rain foren, Clear aftern. I Did not attend Public worship. mrs Savage was here. David went home, brot me Some Black Berries. I had Shell beens this day, ye first. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.