Martha Ballard's Diary, November 15 - 23, 1810

15 5
Cloudy & Some rain. I have done various kinds work, went to Son Jonas to See his wife who is very unwel. mrs Gill & Sarah Came home with me, Sleep here. at Son Jonas.  
16 6
Cloudy & rain. I went to See Dagt B. & Ephm who were very unwel. mrs Gill here mending Cloaths for her uncle. at Detoes.  
17 7
Cloudy. mrs Gill left here, Wm Ballard Conducted her to Capt Pittss. at home. mrs Gill left here.  
18 1
Clear and very Pleast. I have felt very feeble. rose ys morn, felt faint & retired to my bed where I lay till near 11h am. the Childn fm Jonas Came in, Say their Marm is better. Jona Junr & Wm Sleep here [S]. at home. Jona B. from Clinton Says Son Lambds famely are Wel.  
19 2
Cloudy & raind hard at Evng. I have done hous work &C. we are alone ys night. I did part of my washing. it raind and ye wint blew in ye night. at home.  
20 3
Cloudy & rain, Cleard of in ye night. we were alone ys night. I was informd that a mrs Shaw in the Settlement was Delvd of 2 Babs Still born, 3 Docts with her. at home.  
21 4
Clear. I have finisht my washing. Hannah Getchel Came in, paid me for attending her in Child Birth. at home.  
22 5
Clear the most of ye day, Cloudy Evng. I have done hous wk & ironing. at home.  
23 6
Clear and Cooler. I have washt my [North roome], paird & Cutt apples to drie &C. the Boys hauld us Some wood. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.