Martha Ballard's Diary, June 9 - 13, 1791
X. Birth Eliab Shaws Dagt. X. Birth Alvin Neys
Cloudy. I was at Eliab Shaws, Calld there at 9 h Last Evng.
his wife ill all night & was Safe Deld a 8 h ys
morn of a Dagt. I left her Cleverly. Came with Spead
to alvin Neys who was there after me at 7h ys morn.
I arivd at Neys at ye 11 h. his wife was Safe Delivrd
at 2h 30m aftn of a Son. I receivd
6/ of him for my performance. left his wife & Son Cleaverly
and arivd at home at half aft 6 very much fatagud, went
to bed Early. we had a thunder Shower in ye night.
at mr Shaws, Neys. Birth 16 & 17.
I have [not] Slept [since] I left [home]. mr Town & Jona
Clear. I rose late, workt Some in my gardin, then Lucy & I went
to See old Lady Coney. Dind with ye Docts
Lady. Calld Calld [sic] at mr Cumingss, returnd
home at 3h pm & went to mr Livermores.
mrs Black Came here. I was Sent for home. mrs Livrmr
& Daugt Drank Tea with us. mr Town returnd from
Pounalboro. mr Pitts here at Evng.
at [Deacon] Coneys & other Neighrs.
Clear & Pleast. my Childn left here at 9h
morn Bound for home, mr Pitts allso. I went to work in ye
gardin. Cyrus got wood & went to Pitts town. I have
workt in ye gardin all Day. mr Thorp Came for his
Shirts which Dolly made, paid 5/3d for makeing.
at home. Son & Dagt Town left here.
Clear & very warm. Elisabh Cleark here, informs me
mr Pages inft is not so well as they Could wish. I
went to see it, gave Directions &C. Jona here, took Breakfast
& Dind with us. mr Page gave me 6/ as a reward
for Servis Done. Old Lady Coney is not so well. Polly Livermr
& my girls pickt Strauburys.
at mr Pages.
Clear & very warm. I wed my onions, was allmost overcome with
ye heat. Juet Foster Drank Tea with us. mr Pitts
here. my Girls washt ys day.
at home. Esq Coney returnd from [Coast].
Source: www.doHistory.org. Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.