Martha Ballard's Diary, July 14 - 17, 1795
XX. Birth mr X Cains Dagt. XX. Augst
22, 1799 recd 3/ by mrs Dingly.
Clear. Sally Webber Came here, wisht to tarrie till the vessel
is readdy to Saill. I was Calld at noone to See mrss
Danys infant Son who is Exercisd with a relax. I dealt
out a Small portion of Rhubarb for it. was Calld from there
by magr Stickney to go to mr Cains, find his wife very
ill. Shee was Soon Deld of a Dagt. I had a fall from my hors
on my return which hurt me. I found, when I arivd at home, that
mr PeterSon has Sent for me. I Calld the Girls up and went
to mr Densmores, but Could not hear from her. I did not know where
to find her and relurnd home late.
at mr Denys & Cains. Birth 32nt.
novr 26, 1796 receivd 6/ in part of fee by mrs Stickney. at
mr Densmores at Evng. mrs Pelerson Deld of a Son at day break,
her Mother assisted her.
Clear and hott. mrs Webber Spun 16 knotts of Cottne for me. I feel
very much Jard with the fall I had yesterday, but keep about.
I had a fine meSs of String beens ys day.
at home. this was the morn mrs Peterson was Deld.
Esqr Lithgows Lady was Deld this day by Doct Williams.
Clear and very warm. I am informd that mrs Peterson was Deld of
a Son yester morn, and was very unwell. I Sett out
and went to mr Kenadas, mrs Leach went with me to See her. I find
her Better yn my fears. I left Some things for her
Support for ye present and returnd home Some fatagud.
mr Ballard went to winslow, Sally to her Dads.
mr Saml Pierce Dind here.
at mrs Petersons, Kenadas & Densmores. the
hutt which is Erected for mrs Peterson is Dolefull for to be Sick
Clear and very warm. mrs Kenney here, informs me her Dagt
was very ill last night. I gave her Some Bread, meat, Chees,
milk, String beens and Soap to Carry to her. Sally Came home
at 10h morn, all well at her Dads Except
mr Kimballs infant. Capt Stackpols Lady, mrs Greely
and mrss Dingly here. I was So falagud yt they found
me on bed.
at home. mrss Stackpol, Greely &
Source: www.doHistory.org. Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.