Martha Ballard's Diary, November 11 - 14, 1810

11 1
Cloudy & misty. mrs Gill went to Son Jonas after breakfast. I have been at home. Son Ephm informd us that a mr Goodin preacht in this parrish this day. Wilm Usher Expired ys morn in ye poore hous. Old mr Bullin at Hallowel at Evng. may we be allso ready. at home. mrs Gill left here. Son Epm here at Evng.  
12 2
Cloudy. I have been pairing & Cuting apples to drie & for Sauce. Wm B. Sleeps here. Luke Barton took 1 bsl Apples for Son Ephm. at home. Luke B. here at Evng.  
13 3
Cloudy. mr Ballard to the Selllement, Brot home _ lb Salt, _ gln Spirit, _ lb Tea, 2 lb Sugar, 1 lb Candles. the Tea, Sugar & Candles had of Son Ephm. Son Jona Calld here, all wel at Clinton. at [home]. Funeral of Old mr Bullin of Hallowell. 
14 4
X. Birth Ebenz Hovys 3d Child & 2nd Dagt. XX.
Cloudy. I was Calld by Ebenz Hovy Some time before day to go and See his wife in Labour. I went on beyond Son Jonas, mett Joel Savage on the Same arand. my Patient was Deld before noon & Isaac Savages wife Came fm mr Savage who was Deld by mrs Carter and Comfortable. I left my patient Cleverly and [relurnd] home at 3h 30m pm. I [Calld] to See mrs Bracket who is very feeble. at Ebenz Hovys. Birth 16th. receivd 9/ as a reward. Joel Savages Dagt Born at Son Jonas near night.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.