Martha Ballard's Diary, February 4 - 6, 1801
XX. Birth S. Juet Fosters 2nd Son.
Clear. I was Calld to my sons to see the Desection of the Son
of Esqr Davis which was performd very Closly. the left
lobe of ye lighls were found to be much inflamed,
the intestines, allso, in which were 4 interscections, an inftamation
of the kidneys and Blather. there were not a singte worm
Contained in ye boddy but a small quantity of what the
operators Supposed to be the bed in which they had resided. the
gaull blather was larg and very full. the opperation was performd
by Docts Colman and Page. Judg North, Son Jon
a & my Self were attendants. I was Calld from there
to see the wife of S. J. Foster who was in Labour and was Safe Deld
at 7h Evn of her Second Son & 5th
Child. I tarried all night, the patient as well as
Could be Expected.
at my sons. a Desection Performd on ye
boddy of John Davis junr. at S. J. Fosters. Birth 3d.
July 13th receivd as a reward 10/10.
Snowd. I Came home from mr Fosters , find Son and Dagt Lambd &
Ephm were Come down. they and mrss Conry Dind here.
we then attended Funeral of the Son of John V. Davis. the procession
was from Doct Colmans and interd in the grave
yard by Colo Howards. we Came to my Sons and Supt,
then Came home. my Childn Sleep here.
at mr Fosters and at ye
interment of Esqr Daviss Son. Revd mr Bowers attended,
mr Stone allso.
Clear. Sons Lambard & Ephm went to Pittstn. Jona, his wife and 3 Childn Dind and took tea. Esqr Davis here. mr Lambd, his wife and Ephm went home at Evn. Betsy has a pain in her head. I gave her Sage Tea. Shee Bathed her feet. I het Bricks & Put to hr feet.
at home. part of my Childn here.
Source: www.doHistory.org. Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.