Martha Ballard's Diary, July 7 - 10, 1796

7 5
Clear and very warm. I have been at home, have workt in my gardin. Betsy did hous work and pikt wool. Shee went to her Dads at Evng. Cyrus went to Burtuns for Corn of Doct Conys then Carried it to Pitts tn to be ground. Ebinz is mowing & makeing hay. at home.  
8 6
X. Birth mr Kitridges Son. XX.
Clear and warm. I wed gardin in ye morn. went to See Dagt Lambart, Shee is unwell but wrode my hors to Son Pollards. I went there, was Calld by mr Kitrich to See his wife who is in Labour. her women were Calld at 8h Evn, Shee was Deld at 10 of a Son, her first born. mr Kimbal was there after me. I Could not leave my Patient and he returnd with out me. at Sons Lambarts & Pollards & mr Kitridges. Birth 35th
9 7
Clear. I Came from mr Kitridge at two hours morn to mr Lambarts, find my Dagt more Comfortable. Shee has been very Smart all Day. mr Ballard and Bullin returnd from their Tour of Surveying in good health. I Came home at near Sun Sett. at Son Lambarts. Birth 
10 B
Clear. mr Ballard, my Self and Cyrus attended public worship. I Came to Son Lambarts at noon. we Supt there after meeting. Shee wrode home with me and Cyrus went home with her. Sally Cocks went to See mrs Kimbal, Shee was Deld of a Dead dagt on the morn of ye 9th inst. the operation performd by Ben Page. the infants Limbs were much dislocated, as I am informd. at Son Lambarts and at meeting.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.