Martha Ballard's Diary, July 25 - 31, 1792

25 4
rain foren, Clear aftern. I returnd from mr Andruss at 9h morn, find Hannah Cox here to work for me. mr Ballard went to Pownalboro ys aftern. mr Vahan Calld here. at mr Andrewss
26 5
Clear. mr Ballard is at Pownalboro. I have been at home. Hannah washt. Shubl Pitts here. Ephm & David hilling our Corn. Jona here, his mare is very much Sweld on her Jaw. at home.  
27 6
Clear morn. mr Waid Breakfstd here. he & my little Son Bringing hay from his place for us, Brot 24 hundred. mr Ballard returnd from Coart. at home.  
28 7
X. Birth mr Sheppads Son. XX.
Clear. I was Calld to Seee mrss Sheppard, arivd at 12 O Clok. Shee Calld mrs Ney at Evng and was Deld at 9h of a very fine Son, her 3d Child. mrs Cox & I Sett up with my Patient who is as well as Could be Expected. at mr Sheppards. Birth 28th
29 G
Clear & Warm. I tarried with my Patient thro ye Day, mrs Cox allso. I left her there at 7 Evn. I receivd 24/ 8 as a reward, walkt home. Calld at Capt FilleBrowns, Daws & Norcross. at Does.  
30 2
Clear. I went to mr Livermores forenn, to mr Densmores aftern. mr Ballard & Ephm houghing, Jona & wife to Sidney. at mr Livrmores & Densmores.  
31 3
Clear & hott. we roasted a Pigg. mrs Densmr & Dolly Dind. mrs Livermr, mrs Densmr & I went to Shubl Hinkleys aftern. we receivd a letter from Brr Elijah of June 17th. at mr Hinklys. receivd a line from Brr Elijah of June 17th

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.