Martha Ballard's Diary, March 7 - 10, 1796
Clear and Cold. Cyrus went and Conducted my Dagt Lambart here, then
he attended us to the hook to ye Stores where I purchast
at Moses Sewals one patern for a goun, 1_ yds
Lining, one Shawl, 1_ yds ribbond, 1 oz thread, _ lb hisan Tea,
6_ lb Sugar, 2 Cards Great pins, 1 Skein Silk. at Magr
FileBrowns 7 lb flower, _ lb Shushon Tea. we returnd
at noon after Calling to See mrs Norcros and Hinkley.
Dind and went to mr Densmores and Spent
the remainder of the Day.
at the hook Stores. Bot at Roland Smiths
6_ yds Callico at 4/ yd; 2 @ 3/.
Clear and Cold. mr Ballard is gone to Colo Howards.
mr Saml Norcross Calld me to See his wife who is not So well as
Shee Could wish. I gave her a portion of Dgn Bd
and lefe Some for her to take if necesary. Doct
Ward and Jessy Bullin here. Sary Neall and Suky Kennady Spent
Evng here. Son Ephm Sleeps here.
at mr Saml Norcrosss.
Birth Capt Neys Son. recd 6/ Sept
Clear and Cold. I was Calld at 3h morn to See the Lady
of Capt Ney who was Deld about 5 of a Son, which
wd 13_ lb. it Measured round ye Breast (after being
Drest in thin Cloaths) 18_ inches. I left her and infant
Cleverly after breakfast. Calld to See mrs Norcross, find her
but feeble. mr Ballard went to ye
hook, Cyrus been to Pittstn. Nabby washt and
went to See her Sister, Phillip is gone to his Fathers. I was
at mr Morses.
at Capt Neys and mr Norcss. Birth 11th. John Jonston & his wife Sleep here.
Cloudy. mr Ballard went to the fort on business. mr Johnson, his
wife and Rufus Ballard went from here. mrs Densmore and Mary
here. Benn Porter Dind here. I went to mr Dingleys at
Evng to See Nancy Hilton, Shee is unwell.
at mr Dinglys. mrs Densmore & [Dagt] here.
Source: www.doHistory.org. Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.