Martha Ballard's Diary, July 23 - 25, 1798
Clear and warm. my Dear Dagt Town took her Departure from our house
this morn at 9h, homeward Bound. my God Support
her on her way to her famely and prepare her mind for his will Concerning
her. O Lord, the hearts of all thy Creatures are in thy
hand and thou turnest them as the rivers of waters are turnd.
may Shee look unto the and be Saved. Grant thy blessing to rest
on her and her Famely. may they be all numbered with
thy Chosen ones!!!. I have been alone this day Since My Childn
left me, have felt very Gloomy. may my mind be resined to thy
will in all things.
at home. my Dear Dagt Town left here. mr Balld,
Cyrus and watson went to Son Jonas to work. I have
had a lonely day.
Some heavy Showers this aftern. I have done a larg wash and am fatagud.
I brewed, allso. Dagt Lambd Came before I had
finisht, She assisted me. mr Ballard been to Jonas. a mr Sturges
Calld here, informd me that Son & Dagt Town past
by his Dadys yesterday a little Past noon.
at home. Dagt Lambd & Childn here
Birth Printer Robinsons Son & Second Child.
Clear. I was Calld at 4h ys morn to See mrss Robinson,
wife to the printer. Shee was Deld of a fine Son before I arivd.
Shee was alone at the Birth, her Neighbour women had got
her to bed. I Drest the infant, took Breakfast and returnd. mr
Ballard and Cyrus went to Jonas. the wives of James & Thos
Hinkley Spent the aftern here. we are informd that Son & Dagt
Town went Past Levy Robinsons this morn.
at mr Robinsons. Birth 21st. two mrsss
Source: www.doHistory.org. Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.