Martha Ballard's Diary, September 23 - 28, 1799

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X. [Birth Gershom Coxs 3d] Dagt. XX. Case 800th.
Clear foren. mr Ballard gone to [Auguds], Cyrus to work on the road abov here. Hepsy washing. I have been himing Strainers. Leut Benn Porter and wife & inft & mrss Foster Dind, Supt and Slept here. I was Calld at 9h Evn to See the wife of Capt Gershom Cox who was in Labr. Shee was Safe Deld at 11h Same Evn of her 3d Dagt. I left them Cleverly at 1h . I recd 9/ as a rewd. I Deld 9 Dols & 10 cents P. Bullin which was [Sent] from [Por ]. at Capt Greshom Coxs. Birth 43d.recd 9/ as a reward. Leut Porter wife & others here. 
24 3
Cloudy and Some rain. I left my Patients Cleverly at 6h morn. Came home by water, find my famely and friends takeing Breakfast. they left here soon after. mr Ballard went to the hook and to Son Lambds, Conducted Allin home. Cyrus to work on the road. at Ditoes. mr Porter & wife & mrssFoster left here after Breakfast
25 4
Clear and Cloudy, raind at Evn. I was Cald to See mrss Pattins youngest Child, it is unwell. I Calld at Son Lambds, Shee and their Babe are unwell. one of our Cows got out and went as far as Esqr Haywards. Cyrus went and brot her back. he has workt on the road with our OXen. mr Minot took Some [muinits] which mr Ballard had drawn for him, price 50 Cents. he did not pay it. at the wido Pattins to See her infant who is unwell. mr Ballard been to Son Jonas.  
26 5
Clear and pleast. mr Ballard to Jonas, Cyrus workt on the high way with the oxen. we Churnd and made a Chees. Dagt Lambd, her Sons, & Polly Pollard here. mr Lambd Came for to acompany them home, he is unwell. I have pickt Some wool. at home. Dagt Lambd & Polly Pollad here.  
27 6
Cloudy. mr Ballard and Cyrus went and got our Apples in to Son Jonas house, 27 bushl, and brot one home. HepSy been to the hook and fort. Thos Hinkleys wife here and we made a Settlement, and I paid her 4/11d which was all that I owed her. at home.  
28 7
X. Birth mr Atkins Dagt. XX.
Clear. I was Calld at [1]h morn to go and See mrss Atkins. arivd at [Day] Break, found her Deld by mr James Hinkleys wife. I Came home after Breakfast. I brot home 24 yds Cloth that mrs Page wove for me. I pickt the fethers of my Old Ducks &C. at mr Atkins. Birth 44th. recd 7/6.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.