Martha Ballard's Diary, October 20 - 23, 1795
X. Birth of James Page Junrs Son. XX.
rainy. I was Calld at Day break from Son Pollards by James Page Junr to See his wife, find her illness was Coming on. I took a little Sleep there this foren. my Patient was Deld of a Son, her first Born, at 10h Evn. I took a nap by the fire after midnight. her women all tarried thro ye night.
at Ditoes and James Pages. Birth 40th.I receivd 7/9d as reward.
Clear. I left my Patienl Cleverly. Came to Son Pollards, find my
Dagt Seting up and more Comfortable. I Came home,
Drest and went to the meting house to See the ordination of mr Daniel
Stone. all things were performd with great regutarity, my
famely all attended. I went after Dineing to See mr Densmores
Dagt Polly who I find very Sick. her Complaint is not much abated.
Augustus Ballard Sleeps here this night & Son Cyrus allso.
at Ditoes. Ordination of mr Daniel Stone over the
first Church in Hallowell.
Clear. we had a great frost this morn. I was Calld to See Polly
Densmore foren, administred a Clister, went again at Sun Sett and
tarried till 10h Evn; performd the opperation twice. Shee Seems
a little Easier. mrss Capin, Gill & Dagt Lambart,
Agustus Ballard & Son Cyrus Dind here. the Gentmn
Came to Tea and waited on their wives home.
at mr Densmors Twice this Day. we had
Cloudy, raind aftern. I went to mr Densmores
after Breakfast. Dolly is a little Easier. Doct Cony there.
I went from there to Son Pollards. my Dagt has a
Severe head aick. I gave her a Clister and wint to See mrs Savage,
helpt her out of Bed and tarrid Some time. Shee
is full of Complaints. I returnd, gave my Dagt another Clister
and left her. Calld and performd the Same opperation for Polly
Densmore and Came home at 8h Evn.
at Son Pollards and other Sick famelies.
Source: www.doHistory.org. Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.