Martha Ballard's Diary, May 25 - 29, 1786

25 5
I have been at home, did hous work & spun thread. Hannah unwell. mr Ballard went to the hook. Neighbour Williams & wife here. Dolly went to Savage Boltons for needles. Danniel Robbins unwell to night.   
26 6
I have been at home, washt potatoes. Polly Savage & Isaac workt here. mr Ballard went to the Hook wh a raft of Bords, 8000, to put on Bord mr Tobys vessel on frait to Boston. he tarried all night.   
27 7
at home. Eliphlit Cleand my Seller. mr Ballard Came from ye hook, then went to mr Bullins. Wm Kannadies wife, I paid her what I owed her, Polly H., B. Peirce here, drank Coffee. Son Town Came down, Sleeps here ys night. Danniel Robbins unwell. I made him Some Catnip Tea. mr Blakman & Asa Mason were over Sett a Crosing ye river; Lost Corn & other articles, but were both savd from Drowning. James Bolton took ym up.   
28 A
it raind ys forenoon. mr Town & Dexter Left here aftern. Polly & Sally, mr Wil[nin] & wife here. mr Savage dind wh us. Lethgo, Davis, Brooks, Theo H., Jesse & Burten all here ys day. I have been at home till 11 Evn when Calld out of Bed to mr Pattins. went on foot to Brookss, then by water.   
29 2
X Birth. Pattins Dafter.
I put mrs Pattin to Bed with a Dafter at 4 in Morn. Came by water as far as Daviss Store, then walkt home. arivd at :01: o Clok morn.   

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.