Martha Ballard's Diary, October 4 - 6, 1809
X. Birth Wm Saunders 1st Son, &
3d Child. XX.
Clear and warm. I was Calld at 1h ys morn to See the
wife of Wilm Saunders who was in Labour. her illness
Came on at 3h pm and I took her into my Care. Shee was Safe
Delivd about 5 of her first Son & 3d Child. I left
her & inft Comfortable and reacht home at dusk in ye
Evng. Wm Ballard &
Barny Lambd Sleep here this night.
the Town was in an up roar by those who are Calld indiens makeing
at Wm Saunders. Birth 14th. receivd
9s at mgr Howards Store.
Clear and warm. I have been at home. mrs Farewel & Dagt Ballard
here. I have not felt So wel as I Could wish. mr Ballard
to ye Settlement. Dagt Lambd, Lucy, Wm &
Henry & Sarah Sleep here. may that Great being who rules
over ye univers Subdue our [Enimies] in bringing [th
] to a right Sence of yr Duty.
at [home]. [ ].
Clear. I [was] Calld by Saml Livermore at 1h 20m
this morn to go and See his wife who was in Labour. mrss
Bradbury, [ ], Marshal & Shaw there.
at [mr Livermores].
Source: www.doHistory.org. Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.