Martha Ballard's Diary, October 25 - 31, 1791

25 3
Cloudy morn. I was Calld from the Docts to See mrs Tubs, shee removd to Thoms Hinkleys to be Sick, was very unwell thro ye Day. I was Calld at 11 h pm to See mrs Wesson. at mr Tubs & Westons.  
26 4
Birth mr Tubss Dagt.
Clear. I was Calld from mrs Weston to mrs Tubs (at 2h 30m Morn) who was Safe Deld at 10h 03m of a Dagt. her Labour Severe but I left her Cleverly at 12h & returnd to mr Westons. at Dito. Birth 28th
27 5
Clear & very Pleast. I was Calld from mr Westons to See mrs Childs, find her very unwell. I Calld at mr Hamlins & returnd to mr Wessons. mrs Johnson went to Capt P. Browns. at mr Wessons & Childs
28 6
Cloudy. mrs Wesson remains much as Shee has been. Consented that I Should go home & See how my famely were. I find mr Ballard is gone to Pitts town, the rest of my famely are well. I returnd to mr Westons. at mr Wessons.  
29 7
Cloudy. I was at mr Westons. the wife of And w Goodins Expird this Day of a Consumption. at Ditoes. mrs Goodin Expird.  
30 B
Birth Doct Colmans Dagt. XX.
Cloudy morn, Snowd before noon. I was Calld from mr Wessons to Doct Colmans at 3h. morn, his Lady Safe Deld of a fine Dagt at 11h. 40m. mrs Dummer and Sewall attended her with me. at Ditoes & Doct Colmns. Birth 29th. receivd 9/8.  
31 2
rain. I returnd home by Water, am informd that mrs Goodin Departed this life 29th inst. Shee has left an Husband & 7 Childn to bewail the loss, Parents, Brors & Sisters allso. may God giv thim the Sanctyfying Crace to mourn aright. I was Calld to mr Westons at 5h pm. at the Docts & at home & mr Wessons.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.