Martha Ballard's Diary, June 16 - 19, 1792

16 7
Clear & warm. mrs Bisbe, Haywood & my Dagty Hannah went to See mrs Fillibrown ys foren, to Son Jonas aftern. mrs Nancy Cleark Dind here, mr Livermore Supt. mr Ballard finisht weading his Corn. Ephm attempted going to mill By water, got as far as mr Shepherds. thee wind against him, he left his Canoe & Corn and his Daddy went & brot it home again. I have been at home, workt in my Gardin & did hous work; feel much fatagud. at home. had Compay
17 G
X. Birth mr Dawss Son. XX.
Clear & very warm. I was Calld at 7h 30m by mr Haws to see mrs Daws who was in Labour, and was Deld at 9h Evn of a fine Son, her fifth Child, all males. I tarried all night, mrs Cox allso. my Patients as well as Could be Expected. mr Daws Sett out for long reach this morn. mrs Ney, Greely, Parmur, Sherburn & mrs Cox assistants. at mr Daws. Birth 24th.  
18 2
Clear & warm. I went to mr Shephards, bot 2lb Loaf Sugar @ 2/, _ hyson Tea, Cost 2/6. Came back to mrs Daws, Left her Cleverly & returnd home at 2h pm. mr Ballard is gone to Pittstn mill. at Does & mr Shephards
19 3
Clear & hott. I wed Gardin foren. was Calld to mr Jere Whites to See his Child, it is toothing & feaverish. I Came home at 4 pm, Bror Moore with me. my Dagts wint to mr Hamlins. I returnd to mr Whites, tarried all night. at Jere Whites. mr Ballard to raising of mr Dummrs house. Bro Moore here.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.