Martha Ballard's Diary, April 11 - 16, 1810

11 4
X. Birth Danl Woodwards 4th Son.
Clear and Spring like weather. I was Calld at 11h Am to go and See the wife of Daniel Woodward who was in Labour. Shee was Safe Deld at 1h Pm of 4th Son & 5th Child. I left her and infant Comfortable and reacht home about 3. I receivd 1s 6d in part of fee. Dagt Ballard and James here to Tea. at Daniel Woodward. Birth 6th. recd 1/6dMay 1st 1 Dolr & 20 cents.  
12 5
Clear. Sist B and I went to Son Jonas aftern. my husband there [to] Tea with us. at Son Jonas.  
13 6
Cloudy and Some rain. I have done Some washing. Sister B. Twisted thread & hoes yn and Spun Some, her Eyes very Sore. at home.  
14 7
Clear. I have done hous work. mrs Carter here to Comb flax, Shee dind with us. we are informd that Elijah Barton has had a Daught Born Lately. at home. mrs Carter here. Death mrs Wingate.  
15 1
Clear. mr Ballard went to meeting but found [no] preacher. Son Jonas Girls to N parrish. A mr Newel discoarst from Romans 10 C 1st vers. Son Jona & Jona Junr Came from Clinton, Childn well there. at home. Son Jona and his Son Came fm Clinton.  
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X. Birth mr Bradfords 3 Son. XX.
Clear. I was Calld at 7h Evng by mr Bradford to go and See his wife who is in Labour. Shee was Delivd at 10h 30m of her 3d Son and 6th Child. I tarrie all night. Novr recd 3 [ October 5]. at mr Bradfords. Birth 7th. reced 3[ ] in [   ] June & July.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.