Martha Ballard's Diary, November 25 - 29, 1791

25 6
rainy morn, Cleard off aftn. the Ladies went away. my Dagt is Cleverly. at Does.  
26 7
Clear & pleast. mrs Haywood and her Dagt Stratten to See my Dagt this morn. Shee is Cleverly. at Does. death of mr Hewens infant.  
27 B
Clear & pleast. my Son & I Sett out to Come Down, Calld at Capt Grants. Shee Came home from Charls Jacksons, informd me that his Dagt Jane was Deld of a Son at 10h ys morn. we Came to mr Pollards ferry. I was Conducted over, my Son turnd back for home. I tarred at mr Pollards & watcht with Betsy Heuston, who is near the Close of life. mr Voce Sett with me. I Came from Winslo to mr Pollard, watcht with Betsy Heustn. Funeral of mr Hewens infant.  
28 2
X. Birth mr Webbers Dagt. XX.
Clear & Cold morn. I was Calld by mr Webber of Pittstn to See his wife. Shee was Safe Deld at 1h pm of a Dagt & is as well as Can be Expected. her Childn have the Cough. my Son Towns Childn have it allso. at mr Webbers, pitts ton. Birth 32nt. Betsy Hueston Expird at 6h Evn.  
29 3
Clear & Pleast. I Sett out for home, accompanied by mr Webber & Dore, the wrideing very bad. I Calld to See mrs Colman, Shee is Cleverly. I arivd at home a 1h pm. mrs Barril gave me 6/ Capt Norcross Lady Sent me for assisting her in travil April 9th 1791. mrs Welch here ys day to warp a webb. Jona was out on a rafft last thurs Day night in a very Severe Storm. we are informd that mr David Jackson of this Town was unfortunately Drowned between here & Boston on ye 18th inst, his Vessel & Cargo lost. at Ditoes. mr Webber bestowd 8/8 for my Service.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.