Martha Ballard's Diary, November 21 - 25, 1794

21 6
Clear. Capt Dean took Breakfast, Son Pollard Dind, my Dagt & mrs Barton went home. I have been at home. there were 4 men Came and Slept by our fire, their Boat grounded on the gravil bed. at home. mr Henry Smith & mrs Sally Williams were Joind in Marriage yesterday.  
22 7
Clear foren, Cloudy aftn. I Sett out to go and See mrs Baxter, but found the wrideing So bad I returnd after going a little beyond our field. Son Jona Came & waited on his wife home. Cyrus went to take our hors home. Jack is here yet. Dolly is makeing a Cloak for mehitable Pierce. mr Ballard is makeing a Plan. at home. Jona Came for his wife.  
23 E
Clear. mr Ballard, my Self and Sons went to meting. I larried with mrs Baxter all night, Shee is more Comfortable. I went to See mrs Partrages, Shee has Soar nipples. at meeting & at mr Baxters & Partrags.  
24 2
Clear. I went to mr Childs, Burtuns. he gave me 6/7 for assisting his wife in Labour. I Calld at old mr Pollards, mrs Baxter & Dagt Pollard Dind there. Roseanna Green was Sick with a pain in her head. I put her to Bed & Swet her. mrs Baxter had a turn of hysterics. at mr Baxters & Son Pollards Burtins & old mr Pollards.  
25 3
Cloudy. I was at mr Baxters till aftern. Calld at Son Pollards, Son Jona there has movd there with his famely. Sally Cox is gone to her Dads, returnd with Dolly, went to Livrmr s.   

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.