Martha Ballard's Diary, August 6 - 8, 1809

6 1
Clear part of ye day, Showers aftern. mr Ballard to meeting. Revd mr Stone Descst fm Geneses 42nt C, al these things are against me. I Cookt String Pees & Beens & had Cucumbers. Wm Sleeps here. at [home]. Dagt Pollard has Seen 40 years this day.  
7 2
Birth mr Butlers 2nd dagt.
Clear Part of ye day. I was Calld to See mrs Butler who livs in the hous which mr Livermore formally did. Shee was in Labour and was Safe Deld of her 2nd Dagt & 3d Child, about mid night. I tarried till morn. at mr Butlers. Birth 8th. recd 6/ [ ].  
8 3
Clear part of ye day. I left my patient as wel as Could be Expected & reacht home at 7h am. mrs Emry, Sist Barton, mrs Smart, Dagt Pollard, Ballard, Dolly, Lucy, Wm & [   ] Lambd. [ ] Warrin & Georg Stone helpt mr Ballard hough potatoes. at [Ditoes].  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.