Martha Ballard's Diary, June 7 - 12, 1787

7 5
rainy. I was Calld at 4 O Clok this morn to See Stutely Springers wife in travil, there all Day. Shee was very unwell.   
8 6
XXX Birth of Stutely Springers Son. XX.
Clear. mrs Springer grew very ill about 1 O Clok ys morn. Calld her women and was Safe Deliverd at 11 of a fine Son. I left her Comfortable & returnd at 3 pm. mrs Bisbee & Lidia Came home with me. mrs Voce here Bakeing. old mr Cowen & wife & Son Drank Tea here. Georg Couch Departed this Life last wedns day Eving. was interd y s Day.   
9 7
Clear part of the day, a Shower afternn. mr Ballard Came from Surveying at Wings. I Combd flax. Nathan Howard tarries here this night. Hannah Cool Bot a gown patron at mr Franks. Georg Couch was interd this afternoon at the fort. mrs Voce & Betsy went on Board the vesel Bound for Boston this morn.   
10 G
Clear & hott. I attended public worship, went to mrs Howard to See ibbe, Shee is Sick.. mr Fought & Clarisa Barton Dind here. Danneil Robbins is unwell. mr Howard went from here this morn. mr Williams & wife & mr Hamlin Drank Tea here.   
11 2
Clear & hott, a Shower before night. I went to Capt Sewalls to See his Child Sick with the rash, find it very ill. was at mrs Howards, her Dafter is mending. Calld at Capt Porters, took 8/ which Isaac Hardin left for me for atending his wife, and 1/ more. the articles were 3 fanns.   
12 3
Clear. Hannah Cool warpt our gouns and went to mr Densmors to have her goun Cut out. mr Ballard went to the hook on an arbetration. I was Calld to Capt Sewalls to See his Child, find it very Sick indeed. I hear that mr William Gardner Departed this Life yesterday. I Sett up with Billy Sewall all night.   

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.