Martha Ballard's Diary, February 20 - 23, 1791
Clear part of ye Day, Cloudy aftn. I attended Public worship, mr
Smith performd. mrs Pierce Sent a Bill for prayers. I was Calld
at 9 h Evn to See Leut Pollards wife who was in Labour. mrs Savage,
Williams & Cowen there all night.
at meeting and mr Thomass.
I am 56 years old ys Day.
X. Birth Leut David Pollards Dagt.
Clear & Cold. mrs Pollard was very ill thro ye
Day. Old Lady Fletcher, mrs Pollard & Ephm Cowens
wife aded to our Company, and my patient was Safe Delivrd at
9 h Evn of a fine Dagt and is Cleverly, Considering how
ill Shee has been. I tarried all night. Sett up with mrs Pollard.
at mr Thomass. Birth 7th.
Clear and very Pleast. mr Ballard Came to inform me yt
Capt Nicholss Lady was at our
house. I returnd after we had took Breakfast, leaving my Patients
remarkably Comfortable. after Chatting a little while with
my friends, took a walk with them as far as mr Pollards. Calld
at mr Blaks & Savages on my return. Fredrick Foot, his wife
& Sister here on their way to mr Bullins. mr Pitt here.
at Ditoes. mr Thomas gave me 6/ as a
reward. I receivd a Letter from Doct Barton of Freby
Clear Except a little Snow in ye morn. I went to mr Savages
at Dusk. mr Foot & ye Ladys here
as they returnd. Dolly is makeing her Over Coat. Capt Savage
informs me mr Densmores Son is like to have his Soar
at mr Savages.
Source: www.doHistory.org. Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.