Martha Ballard's Diary, January 27 - 31, 1791
Cleard away at 10 h morn and I went in at mr Craggs to See Polly
mc keckney, find her much more Comfortable. then left
mrs Blak as Comfortable as Could be Expected. mr Blak gave me
12/ as a reward. I arivd at home at ye 11th
h, find mr Ballard is Gone to Pitts town for Hay,
Epm with him.
at mr Blaks. Hannah went to See Polly Bisbe ys
X Birth mr Catons Dagt and 1st Child.
XX. fee recd July 21.
Cloudy. I was Calld by mr Field to go to See mrs Caton at 1 h
morn, walkt there, was allmost over com when I arivd. I put her
Safe to bed with a Dagt at 3, and returnd home at
7. her Husband not at home. I was Calld at 8 to See Capt
Burjess little Son who was Scalt on his
left arm yester morn. I Drest ye arm. Calld to See mrs Hamlin
& Burtun, receivd 6/ of mr Burtun as a reward for assisting
his wife in travil Sept 23d. Calld to See mrs Blak,
find her Cleverly. Calld at mr Savages to rest my Self, find
mr Benn Leighton here when I Came home. my Girls gone
to See Polly mc keckney. Hannah informs me Polly Bisbe
at mr Chamberlins, Burjess, and other
Neigrs. Birth 2nt which I have assisted
in ys year. I have not rested in my Bed more yn
2 or 3 hours Sinc Tuesday morn.
A Clear, Pleasant Day. I have been at home mending Cloaths. mr
Ballard to ye meddow.
Snowd all Day. mr Ballard & Jona attended
worship at ye Coart hous. mr Smith of winthrop performd.
Wilm Haywood Sleeps here. Clear Evnn.
Thoms Kenny Calld me at 11 h to See his wife. we got there
at ye 12th.
X. Birth T. Kennys Dagt. XX.
Began to Snow Latter part of last night and a Severe Storme. the
wind very high. mrs Kenny Deld at 9 h morn of a Dagt. I Left
her & inft as well as Could be Expicted & returnd at 3
at Kennys. Birth 3d. June
24th receivd 6/ of mr Kenny.
Source: www.doHistory.org. Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.