Martha Ballard's Diary, September 7 - 15, 1790

7 3
Clear. I went to See mrs Benjamins Dagt. it is ill with a Cold & worms. the Girls Spinning Yarn for mr Ballard Some Stockins. at mr Savages.  
8 4
Clear. I have been takeing Care of my Seeds. I receivd a Letter from my husband; he was well yesterday. at home.  
9 5
Clear. Capt Hussey here. I went to mr Hamlins, his wife unwell; her Sister here. Son Town, mrs Barton & mr Burtun Drank Tea here. raind in ye night. at mr Craggs & Hamlins. Son Town here.  
10 6
Clear aftn I was Calld to Capt Husseys. mr Greely, his Lady & mrs Dummer there. at Husseys.  
11 7
Cyrus is 34 years old this Day. I was at mr Husseys. Eat Corn pudding. at Dittoes.  
12 C
Clear. I went to See mrs Goodin. returnd to Husseys & Slept there. at Ditoes.  
13 2
Cloudy part of ye Day. I returnd from Husseys at ye 11 hour, find my Girls are gone to winslow. Polly Wall here. I gatherd Seeds after I came home. at Ditoes.  
14 3
Cloudy & Some rain. I have been at home takeing Care of gardin Seeds. mrs Benjamin here. Doct Whiteaker Sleeps here. mr Tappin & mr Savage took Tea here. at home.  
15 4
X Birth. mr Hainses Dagt. XX.
Clear. the Doct left here before I rose. I was Calld to See mrs Hains Early this morn. Shee was Safe Deld at ye 10 hour Evn of a fine Dagt. I tarried all night. my Patients Cleverly. this is her 11th Child, 6th Dagt. mrs Cumings went home with mrs Harris. mrs Page & Briggs tarried at mr Hainses. at mr Hainses. Birth 23d.I receivd 6/ of mr Hains. receivd Letters from friends.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.