Martha Ballard's Diary, August 16 - 19, 1798
Clear and hott. mrss Dingley Came and brot the Goun Shee
had made. I washt that and Some Other things. Dagt Lambd
went home this morn.
Clear and very warm. I have been very unwell. mrs Toby & Stratn
here, they washt my Dishes and made my beds. Dagt
Pollard Came and Cookt me Some Dinner and Did other matters.
Capt James Springer took Tea here.
at home. Dagt Pollard here, infmd me yt
that Moss Carter had a Dagt Born on
Clear and warm. I have felt not So well as I Could wish. Patty
Livermore and Polly Hodges Came and helpt me do my work. mrss
Livermore Came in to See me. Jane Welch here, promest
to Come and work for me next weak. I was Calld by mr Floid at
10h Evn to go to See the wife of a mr Wood, of winthrop,
who was in Labour. I arivd about mid night, find the Patient
very ill. I Spent the night without any Sleep.
at mr Woods of winthrop.
XX. Birth mr Woods Son & first Born.
Clear and very warm. mrss Wood was Safe Deld at 6h morn of a fine
Son. I left her and inft Comfortable, and reacht home at 10.
I went onto the Bed and Slept till aftern. Son and Dagt
Lambard and Childn, Becky Sewall, mrss Dingley
and mrs Eunice Stackpole here after meeting. I receivd 9/ of mrss
Wood Sept 12, 1798 for my Service there this day.
at mr Woods. Birth 22nt. mrs Dingley
informs me that Dagt Town remains much as Shee was.
Source: www.doHistory.org. Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.