Martha Ballard's Diary, June 21 - 24, 1798
X. Birth of a Son of John V. Davis, born by Mehitable
Peirc, her first Born. XX.
a rainy Day. I was Calld at the first hour to See mrs Mehettable
Peirce who was in Labour, and was Safe Deld at 7h
morn of a very fine Son which Shee Declared was begoton
by John Varsal Davis Esqr. this Shee positively affirmd in the
Extremity of her illness, in presenc of the wife of Jon a
Ballard who with Hosea Houland were my assistants in the Case.
the latter was Stept into an other room when I Examined my Patient.
mrss Tetcomb was Calld but did not arive till
after the Birth of the Child. mrss Burtun and the
Father of the Child Came to See them aftern. I receivd
24/ as a reward and returnd home. mr Ballard went up and acompanied
at Son Jonas. Birth 17th. I receivd
24/ as a reward.
Cloudy part of the Day. I have been at home. Son Town Sleeps here. Son and Dagt Lambard, their Son & Son Jon a Dind here. my Dagt Town remains very feeble but they think her Some better than Shee has been.
at home. Son Town Sleeps here.
Clear. Son Town left here. mr Ballard had a turn of the Collic.
I was Calld to mr Bells to See their infant who has the thrush,
his wife is recovering. I was at mr Kitredges and Hamlins &
Patredges & at mrs Patins. a young woman of Coulor Expired
there this aftern.
at mr Bells and other famelys. Polly Cooper Expired
Clear. our famely all attended worship foren. I went aftern. Polly
Coopers remains were interd in the Burying Ground of Esqr Cony
after the Evng Service. Nabby Smith attended. Son Cyrus went
to Pittstn after meeting.
at meeting & at Son Lambards. the Text in John
14th C, 1st vers.
Source: www.doHistory.org. Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.