Martha Ballard's Diary, June 10 - 12, 1797
Clear and warm. mr Ballard and Hoiet went to the Bolton place to
work. I had Done my morning work and at 8h
went to Cut Clover for my Swine when I, by Some means, misplased
a Bone in the great toe of my right Foot. I soon became So
lamb I Could not walk. at that Critical moment, Son Lambart Came
in. he assisted me to get to my Bed where I remaind till he Calld
Doct Page to my assistance, who rectified the misplaced bone
and I was able to walk into the other room. I paid the Doct 3/
and went about my work. have wound 16 Skeins of Cottne yn
on quills. mr Ballard informs me that Son Jona is very
ill with a Soar on his face.
at home. I put a Bone [out] in my foot. Sent
for Doct Page who Sett it and I Could walk.
X. Birth mr Carters Second Child and Dagt.
it was Born alive. XX.
Clear. I was Calld on at 9h morn to go to Savage Boltons by Isaac
Cowen, met a mesage for me to go to mrss Carter.
I went and Deld her of a Dagt which was alive at 40
after noon. I then went on for Boltons, had two falls from my hors,
lambd my hand and Brused my face, but wint on. find mrss
Bolton not very Sick. they Conducted mrss
Mosier from Jona Wemans, Shee arivd Soon after me, at
mrss Boltons request, we both tarried all night. my
hand was in much pain thro the night.
at mr Carters. Birth 28th.
from there to Savage Boltons; misplasd a Bone in my left hand
by a fall fm my Hors. receivd 15/ as a reward July 5th.
Clear. I left mrss Bolton by her Consent in the Care of mrss
Mosier who Seemd fond of tarrying. Calld on various Places
and arivd before [noon]. mr Ballard and Hoit are at
work. at Son Jonas, he is got Cleverly again. Dagt
Pollard Seems not very Strong. Polly Bulerfield
Came here last Evng. Esqr Wesson of Canaan
Sleeps here. my hand pains me much.
at Boltons & [Carters]. at Son Jonas,
Pollards, Lambarls, Carters, Colmans, mr Wessons, Baxters and
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