Martha Ballard's Diary, September 14 - 18, 1806

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X. Birth mr Perkins Son [&] first Born. XX.
Clear. I was Calld at 2h ys morn to go and See a mrss Perkins who was in Labour. Shee was Safe Delivd of a Son, her first born, at 4h morn, and I returnd home at about 7h morn. left my patienls Cleverly. Cyrus Came here and went to meeting. mr Pratt performd from Ezekiel 7 Chap ye last Claws of ye 10 vers, pride is Buded. Son Jona & wife & 3 Childn, Jasn Pierce & wife & 1 Child here to Tea. Cyrus Sleeps here, H. Pold, H. & Sally Ballard allso. at mr Perkinss. Birth 5th. recvd 9s/ as a rewd.  
15 2
Clear. mr Ballard Carried wool to ye mashene. the Girls went home afler Breakft. Polly Town & Sally Farewel Dind and went to Son Jonas. at home, had Company.  
16 3
Clear and pleast. mr Purington took Breakfast here. he Settled acounts with mr Ballard, paid ye whole. A mr Whitny Came here from Hamden on business with mr Ballard. he Eat Dinner & took Tea, tarries all night. I gathered Currents in my gardin. at home. mr Puringtn & A mr Whitny been here.  
17 4
Clear. I have been at home, did my hous work & matters in my Gardin. mr Whitny took Breakfast, he Paid mr Ballard 2 Dols & 50 Cents. Ephm & Wilm Dind here. at home. mrs Wiman here to Tea.  
18 5
Clear and very warm. I went to See Son Jonas wife who is unwel, has ye ague in her face & other Complaints. Doct Howard to See her, Extracted a tooth for her. mrs Pierce there, informd me yt Warrin Stone & Sally Church were to be Joind in wedlock this day. mr Ballard Cut fart of his Stalks and got some wood. Allin Lambd here. at Son Jonas, his wife unwel.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.