Martha Ballard's Diary, February 5 - 8, 1792
Clear & pleast. I went to Pittstn to See mrs Town
who is unwell. my hors Stumbled & Dismounted me, Brusd
a little but I was able to walk till I met a Sleigh. the
Gentlemen there in asisted in mounting my hors again & I arivd
in Safety; aplid Camphir to my brouses, tarried & Dind.
left Direction & medisin & returnd home at 5h pm. mr
Seth Williams Came for me to go and See his Lady who is not So
well as Could be wisht. I went, made use of means & medisine
which gave relief & Spent ye night with her.
at Bror Towns & mr Williams.
Clear & Some windy. I returnd from mr Williams after Breakfast,
find mr Ballard is gone to Fairfields back of Pittstn,
& Ephm to mill with his teem for our Selvs
& mr Densmores & Livermr; got home at 9h
Evng. mr Benn Porter & Son &
Judy Heuston here. I wrote to Doct Barton.
at mr Williams. Judy Heuston Benn
Clear & Pleast. I went to mr Densmores.
Capt Savages Lady Came here & Sent for me home.
Cyrus Dind here & Conducted mrs Savage to the hook in his
Sleigh. my Sons are gone to ye meddow. Savage Bolton
brot a Load of hay, informs me his infant is unwell. John Savage
went with one teem.
at mr Densmrs. mrs Savage here, &
Clear. I am very unwell. Hannah is gone to mr Densmores to have
an over Coat Cutt out. I was Calld at 2h pm to See Savage Boltons
inft, find it a very Destresst Child. I tarried all night,
tho very unable. mr Cragg Calld me to See his Dagt who has the
Cough & other Complaints. mrs Savage at Boltons.
at mr Boltons, watcht, mrs Brown allso.
Source: www.doHistory.org. Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.