Martha Ballard's Diary, July 1 - 4, 1795
Clear and warm. I workt Some in my Gardin foren. was
Calld to See Capt Molloys Lady aftern, find her Exercised
with weakness, Gave her Some Directions. Shee gave me 1/6
and I returnd home at Evn. mr Ballard been to ye fort
to Survey for Esq Coney. Ephm workt on the road with
at Capt Molloys.
X. Birth of mr Danys Son & Daugt
Clear and warm. I workt on Some raggs for Coverled, and was Calld
by mr Dany to go and See his wife who was in Labour. I left
home after 3h pm. Shee was Deld at 4 of a Son and at
half after 4 of a Daughter. mother and infants are likely to
do well. I receivd 6/ in part of my fee, and walkt home after Sun
Sett. an informd that the Neighbours have Put up a Camp for
mrs Peterson on the 8 rods road, back of mr Kenaday.
at mr Danys. Birth 30th
& 31st. I receivd 6/.
Clear and warm. I workt Some in my Gardin and Some on raggs for
Coverld. mr James [Webber] and his Sister Sally Dind here. John
Kenady & David Densmore workt here, had 9/ in Cash at night.
mr Shubal Hinkleys man workt aftern. Sally Shows much uneasiness
about her wages. magr Stickney here, receivd money of mr Ballard
as a Bounty for a wolf.
at home. magr Stickney receivd a Bounty for wolf
of mr Ballard.
Clear and warm. I workt in my Gardin. mrs Savage here. I paid
her for Spining 3/. Independence observd at the hook. they assembled
on ye Island.
Source: www.doHistory.org. Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.