Martha Ballard's Diary, October 29 - November 7, 1809

[29] 1
A fine Clear day. mr Ballard to meeting, mr Gillit performd. Patty Town Came here. at home, Patty Came here.  
[30] 2
raind. I did hous wk, Patty mending Cloaths. at home.  
[31] 3
Birth Wm Brooks Dagt.
Cleard before day. I was at Wm Brooks, his wife deld of a Dagt at 9h morn. I returnd home at 1h pm, receivd 2/1 busl Corn, price 50 Cents. at Wm Brookss. Birth 18th.  
1 4
Clear. I have done hous wk &C. Patty to Son Jonas at Evng. we Bakt meal made of this years Groth, ye first. at home.  
2 5
Clear. I have done hous wk. mrs Farewel Came here at Sun Sett, Sleept here. Son Ephm Calld me at 9h Evng to See his wife in Labour. at Son Ephms after [9h] Evng.  
3 6
X. Birth Son Epms Son, 4th Child. XX.
raind Some. mrs Hamlin and Titcomb were assistants at the birth of Son Ephmss Son & 4th Child which took place at ye 1st ys morn. they left there at 3 & went home. my Dagt Comfortable. I returnd home at 1h Pm, Sophia with me. Patty Town went to Nurs her aunt. mrs Farewel & Sophi Sleep here. at Son Ephms. Birth 19th. Patty went to Nurs. receivd 3 dols
4 7
Snowd. mrs Farewel & Sophi here. at home.  
5 1
Stormy. mrs Farewel & Sopha here. at [home].  
6 2
Clear. mrs Farewel to [Son Jonas]. [at home.]  
7 3
Clear. mrs Farewel left us [aftn]. Sally & Martha Sleep here. [at home.]  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.