Martha Ballard's Diary, January 25 - 29, 1787

25 5
Clear & Cold. I Came home on the Slead, fited Some things for Lidia Savage; Sent Dolly with them. mr Ballard is gone to See Thoms Sewall to Converse with him Concerning ills he is acused of Spreading of the Revd mr Foster, he returnd with out any Satisfaction.   
26 6
X. Birth. Nathan Swettland Son. X.
I was Calld to Nathan Swettlands wife at 1/O Clok this morn, found her Safe Deliverd of a Son about 2. James Hinkleys wife operator. I returnd home at ten before noon. it Snows. I receivd 6/ of mr Swettland for Trouble & medicin. ys is her third Child. I was Calld at Dusk to mr Savages to See Lidia who is very Sick. Set up with her all night, mrs Chamberlin also.   
27 7
Cloudy and Some Snow. I was at mrs Savages al Day. the Child a little revivd. old mrs Savage Came to watch. mr Ballard Been to mr Pollards to here tryal of a Case between the Revd mr Foster & the Sewalls, it is ajournd till monday next at 8/O Clok. Pamela & Hannah gone to see the Sick Child.   
28 A
Clear & Cold. I attended Devine Servis & went to See Lidia Savage. mr Brown & his Wife here, mr Faught & wife also.   
29 2
Clear morn. I went with mrs Brown to hear ye trial of Capt Sewall & Thomas Sewall for defameing ye Revd mr Isaac Foster. they were found gilty & find & Laid under Bonds. I went to See mrs Foster after Cort was over.   

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.