Martha Ballard's Diary, October 21 - 27, 1790

21 5
I returnd. Calld at mr Blacks and Dind. was Calld at 9h Evn to mr Snells, his wife in Travil. mr Winslow attended me, arivd there before 11. at Ditoes & mr Snells.  
22 6
X Birth. Snells Dagt. XX.
Cloudy Some part ye Day. I was with mrs Snells who was very ill thro the Day and was Safe Delivd at 9h Evn of a Dagt, her first Child. mrs Cox, Bullin, Blanchard, Brown and mrs Winslow attendants. at mr Snells. Birth 27th
23 7
Clear & very pleast. I Left mrs Snell & infant Cleverly; receivd 6/ as reward. Calld at Capt Husseys, he made me a present of a waistcoat for my little Son. I Calld at Colo Sewalls & Colo Howards. mrs Polly is better. got home at noone, finisht a pair of mitts for mr Ballard. at Dittoes. returnd home.  
24 C
Clear & very pleasant. mr Page and the widdo Coburn Dind here. I attend worship aftn, and my Girls. mr Ballard went to thee hook at Evn. at meeting.  
25 2
Cloudy. mr Ballard went to the hook twice this Day. Ebenz Church here. mr Fuller & Nathan Dexter Sleep here. Parthenia receivd a Letter from her aunt Barton; they are all well. I finisht mr Ballard a pair of Stockins. at [home]. mr Fuller of winslow Sleeps here. Snowd at Evng
26 3
a rainy Day. John & Peter Jones & Capt Hussey Dind here. I have been at home. at home. mr Jones here.  
27 4
Clear & very Cold, a very hard frost this morn. thee ground remaind frose all day. mr Ballard, Gillman & Thos Stickney Left here at ye 11h morn on a Surveying Tour at Seven mile Brook, loting Setlers lotts. at home. mr Ballard Sett out for Surveying.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.