Martha Ballard's Diary, June 2 - 4, 1792
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.
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.
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 &
at mr Childss & other
Source: www.doHistory.org. Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.