Martha Ballard's Diary, June 2 - 4, 1792

2 7
Cool & rainy. I was at mr Childs takeing Care of Saml Johnson. mrs Childs & infant are very well indeed. I made an ointment & applyd to Sams Soars, Bathd them with Spirrit & wormwd. mr Ballard returnd from his Survey in health. he Came to mr Childs & Conducted me home by water, Ephm assisted. I Calld at mr Pollards, find her not so well as Shee Could wish by reason of Troubles Shee is Calld to bear. mrs Childs made me a prest off a Handkercf. I find my famely all will and our Turkeys have hatcht, and have in ye whole 43 Chicks. at mr Childs & mr Pollards. mr Child givs me Credit for 15/ as a reward for my asistance there.  
3 G
Clear morn. I gatherd a fine mess of Greens in my Gardin. Cyrus, Jona & Dolly were here. mr Ballard and I went to mr Livermores, Shee & inft are Cleverly. at mr Livermores.  
4 2
Clear morn, Cloudy aftern. I went to mr Childss, his wife & inft are Cleverly. Johnson is as well as Can be Expected. I Calld at mr Pollards, Pitts, & mr Wessons, & Bot in his Store 2 Skeins Silk a /5/, 1 quart 3 gills Rhum Cost 1/6, 1 Comb 2/, 3 Lemmons 1/. when I Came home was informd yt mrs Livermore was unwell. I went to See her, gave her Some Directions what to take as remedies & returnd home. at mr Childss & other Neigrs

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.