Martha Ballard's Diary, July 9 - 14, 1798

9 2
Clear and a fine air. my Dagt is very Comfortable this Day. may we take a Seutable notice of Gods goodness to her. mr Ballard & Watson been to Son Jonas to work. Revd mr Stone Came to See my Dagt & prayed with her. may God be pleasd to hear & giv an ans of peace. at home. my Dagt Seems [Cleverly] ys Day. mr Stone Came to See her, & prayed with us.  
10 3
Clear. my Dagt is as well as Shee was yesterday, her Phisician here, Spake Discourageing of her Case. mr Ballard & Cyrus been to Coart, Son Town Sleeps here. I had a fine nights rest. at home. mr Town Sleeps here.  
11 4
Clear. Raind this Day. I was Calld to See the wife of Ansel Ney, Shee was very unwell all day. I tarried with her all night. Shee had Some rest after midnight. mrss Ney and Greely there. at Ansl Neys. Son Town Sleeps here.  
12 5
Clear morn. I left my patient better and returnd home, find my Dagt as well as I left her. mrs Wing & Thomas and Polly Smith here. Nabby went to See if Nelly Googin would Come and help me but did not Suckseed. at Ditoes. Son Town here ys night.  
13 6
Clear. mr Ballard and Cyrus went to Coart. I have been at home. mrs Town is not So well ys day. mrss Densmore & Dingley here foren. at home. Son Town Sleeps here.  
14 7
Clear morn, Showers aftern. mr Ballard & Cyrus went to Coart, it ajourned this aftern. Son Town went home. Dagt Lambard here, mrss Livermore allso. Dagt Town has been very feeble all day. at home. Cousin Hains Learned Dined here.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.