Martha Ballard's Diary, October 1 - 6, 1801

1 5
Clear. I have been at home about Soap yet. Son Lambard here ys morn, his famely are well. Son Pollards Babe is unwell. mrss Capin and her Dagt Webber here. Son Jon a & wife went to See mr Benn Everendon and mrs Suky Pea Joined in mariage. at home. mrss Capin & Daugt here. Mariage mr [Everindon] to mrs Pea.  
2 6
raind part of ye day. mrs Capin & her Dagt Calld here, they dind at my sons. Old mr Pitts, his Son Seth, Shubl, his wife, mr Bunker and his, Jona and his, took Tea here. I have been at home. At home, had Company.  
3 7
rainy morn. Sally and I did Some washing. I am informd by Capt Toby that the Lady of revd mr Stone is Deld and that the infant is dead. at home.  
4 1
Clear. mr Ballard went to meeting. Ephm up to North Parish. at home.  
5 2
Clear. I have been at home, feel very unwell. Sally Cypher went home, her Mother Came here, Says that Shee may Come again. mrss Woodward and Old mrs Rhead Calld here. I have finisht giting in my Beans and Cut my Broom Corn and wed part of my Current Bushes. at home.  
6 3
      to Augusta]
Cloudy the most of ys day. I was Calld at 5h ys morn to go and See mrs Yeaton who was in Labour. I arivd there at 6 and the patient was safe Deld at 8h 45m of her 4th Child & Second son. I tarried till after 1h pm and reacht home at 3. I have been to See mrs Cain and find her very feeble and lambe I gave to Dagt Ballard 3/ as a rewd for Service done. At mr Yeatons. Birth 17th. recd 9/as a reward.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.