Martha Ballard's Diary, November 8 - 14, 1793

8 6
Clear till near night when there was a light Shower. Cyrus Conducted Patty & Jacky home. the Ship Grounded near our Landing, morn, & Fleeted & went Down after Sun Sett. I have been at home. Rufus Ballard here this Day, informs me yt his Sister Lucy was Delivd of a Son last weak & is Comfortable. Augustus Seems Dull all Day. at home.  
9 7
Clear. I have been at home. mrs Parker had our hors to go & See the Negro woman Docter. mrs Densmore here, warpt 2 webs. mr Ballard writeing. at home.  
10 F
Cloudy. mr Ballard, my Self & Childn attend worship at the hook. Revd mr Turner Discoarst from those words. God is a Spirrit. I Calld at Capt Meloys after Exercise. Dolly wrode home & Sent the hors back for me. Dagt Pollard & mrs Pitts & Capt Nichols here. at Meeting.  
11 2
Clear & Pleasant. Dolly went to work at mr Hamlins. Georg Brown here. Andw mc Causlin Calld me to See his wife at Evn. at Andw mc Causlands.  
12 3
Clear & very Pleast. I was at Ditoes, & James Mc Causlands, my Patient, unwell with a Disentary. at Ditoes.  
13 4
Snow & rain. I was at mc Causlands. at Ditos.  
14 5
Cloudy & misty. I returnd home, left my patient more Comfortable, find my husband Confind with an ague in his face. Augustus is better. Dolly went to Benjamins, Sally to Shubal Hinkleys. I Calld to See mrs Daw & mrs Beamans Child. at Ditoes.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.