Martha Ballard's Diary, July 27 - 31, 1799
X. Birth mr Gows Dagt and 4th Child.
rainy. I was Calld at 1h 35m morn to go and See mrss
Gow who was in Labour. I walkt in the rain and reacht mr Gows
at 1h 50m, found the Patient Deld of a Dagt
by the help of mrss Tucker and a little more Done by Doct
Page. I got her into Bed and dresst the infant,
and tarried and attended them till 7 then returnd home. found
my famely at Breakfast. I receivd 6/ of
mr Gow. Samuel Trask Came here for me to go and See Dagt Lambd.
I went and Came home at Evng.
at mr Gows. Birth 30th. recd 6/.
Clear. mr Ballard and Cyrus attended worship foren, we all were
there aftern. mr Brown Came and tarried all night with us. I Drest
his feet. mr Livermore here to See him.
at meeting and at Son Lambds. mr Brown
Clear Except a Shower. I went to mr Blaks foren, Dind
there, Dagt Pollard there aftern. Old Lady Pollard, mrss
Blak, Dagt Pollard and I Came to Son Lambds,
Spent the aftern. Dagt Ballard Joind us. I returnd home
at Evn. mr Ballard and Cyrus been to Jonas, my husband
and Son Jona to Tea at Lambds.
at mr Blaks and Son Lambds. Dagt Pollard
& others there.
Clear and very warm. mr Ballard & Cyrus to Jon as, Hepsy
to mr Hinkleys. mr Densmore Came and Desired me to go and See
mr Beadles Son who is Sick. mrss Thomas Came and Staid in my
house and I walkt there, found ye patient very Sick.
I fear its Complaint is of a putred kind, we administred a Clister,
prepaired of Comphry, mallows and mellolott.
at mr Beadles to See his Sick Child.
A light Shower in the morn. mr Ballard and Cyrus went
to Jon as, Cyrus Came home at noon to bring Some Lamb.
I wrode to mr Lambds with him. mr Dagt has been washing. Esqr
Haywoods Lady and mrss Pitts Came and took
Tea there, mr Ballard and Cyrus allso. Ephm is not very well.
Polly Hodges went to visit Lucy Page.
at Son Lambards. mrss Haywood &
Pitts there to Tea.
Source: www.doHistory.org. Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.