Martha Ballard's Diary, October 11 - 17, 1810

[11] 5
Clear and cool. Sist Barton Came from Son Pollards, informs my Dagt is Low yet. Sist Sleeps here. mrs Black Expired at 8h Evng. at home. Sist Barton Sleeps here.  
[12] 6
Clear & Cool. Sist B. did my wash. Son Jonas wife here to Tea. Moses Partredges Child Expired. at home. Death of a Child.  
[13] 7
Clear. Sist B. went to Son Pollard, he informs his wife is Easier. may we all render prais there for. Son Jonas Sons got in our Corn. at home. Funeral [mr] Partrdges Child. Deaths mrs Gillman & AlaZ Smyles wife.  
[14] 1
rainy. mr Ballard & I attended Funeral of mrss Black. Son Jonas wife, Hannah & Wilm. mr Ballard walkt home. we were thrown out of the Shais by the hors blundering but got to Jonas alive for which we ought to ascribe prais to the Great auther of all our mercies. Son Ephm Conducted me home fm Jonas on his hors. at the Funeral of mrss Black. Revd mr Slone made a find Prayer & Discoarse.  
[15] 2
Clear. I have done Some washing but feel feeble. at home.  
[16] 3
X. [Birth Hanh Getchels Son, & first born. XX.]
Clear. I was Calld to Son Jonas to See Hannah Getchel who is in Labour. Shee was Safe Deld of a Son which had life but the Smallist I ever Saw alive. Shee Says Wm Sands is the father. I Sett up all night, Polly Lankester with me. Sist Barton went to Bed, got some Sleep. at Son Jonas. Birth 15th. Dagt Pollard Some Easier. receivd [9/] as rewd.  
[17] 4
Clear part of the day, Snowd & raind Some part of it. I tarried lill 4h Pm at my Sons, left the Babe alive. Son Pollard been there, Says his wife is Some better. the infant Expired at 9h Evng. James Saunderses youngest Child Expired. at Detoes. Jona Came home. Son Lambds famely wel Except the Babe. Deaths.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.