Martha Ballard's Diary, May 1 - 5, 1799
Cloudy & Clear by turns. there were 7 Visels went
up past here. I have been at home. mr Ballard and
Cyrus Carted Brick from mr Norcroses to our house. Son Town Came
here at Evn, he Sleeps here. he informd of the Deaths of mrss
Crosby and mr Fullers youngest Child.
at home, Son Town Sleeps here.
Cloudy and Clear by turns, raind at night. the above
Should have been wrote for this day, rain this night. Cloudy morn,
Cleard at 9h morn. Son Town went to See his Father who is very
unwell, he Calld on his return home. mrs Harington here, brot
14_ yds Cloath her mother wove for me. Isaac Hardins wife here,
paid me all Shee owd me for Service I had Done her. I was Calld
at 11h Evng to go to See the wife of Levy Page,
found her in Labour, was there all night.
at home, Son Town here. at Levy Pages at night.
Cloudy part of this Day. I went from Levy to James Pages to See
lheir Child who has a bad humour on the head and feet. my Patient
had her women Calld after Dinner. we were up with her the most
of the night. the women which attended were mrss Hains,
Cumings & Briggs.
at mr Pages.
X. Birth Levy Pages Dagt & 4th
Clear and Pleast. mrss Pages illness Came on more Severe at Day
and Shee was Safe Deld of a Dagt, her 4th Child, at
7h morn. I left her and infant as well as Could be Expected and
returnd as far as Son Lambards. mr Ballard Calld and Conducted
me home. we are informd of the Deaths of mr Rhuebin Page of
Belgrade and mr Soper of Pitts ton, and old
mr Hastings, winthrop.
at Ditos. 20th Birth. recd 6/. Jany 15th
recd 3/. Acount of Deaths.
X. Birth Theops Hamlins 3d
Clear and Cold. I was Calld at 2h ys morn to go and
See the wife of mr Theops Hamlin who was in Labour with
her Sixth Child. I wrode with mr John Rockwood, reacht there
Safe alltho the roads were very bad, and Shee was Safe Deld at
3h morn of her 3d Son and Sixth Child. I left all Cleverly
and Came home at 7. attended worship, my famely allso.
Son and Dagt Lambd Came here after Service.
at mr Theophs Hamlins. Birth 21st.
recd 12/ as a reward. Son & Dagt Lambd here.
Source: www.doHistory.org. Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.