Martha Ballard's Diary, September 2 - 11, 1787

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rainy. I attended public worship. the Revd mr Farars from ye westward performd. Leut John Shaw & Rachel Kenaday were Publisht. mr Ballard & I went after meeting to See mrs Howards Son, find him mending. went in to the Colons, the old Lady is unwell with a Cold. mrs Betsy made me a prest of 2 Caps & a ribion.   
3 2
Clear. I did not wrest very well. was Calld at 4/O Clock ys morn to see Aaron Foster, find him very unwell. gave him Some Senna and returnd home. Jono gon to Cobesy to attend a Coart Concerning Some uneasiness which hapned between old mr Mc Causlin & Son, Luke Barton & him Self Some time Since. mr Williams & his wife Drank Tea here. Hannah Coole went from here this morn.   
4 3
at home till aftern, then Calld to Jos Fosters to See Aaron. find him poorly. Calld from there to Mr MC Masters, his wife unwell.   
5 4
at mr Mc Masters all day.   
6 5
Came hom by water. left mrs Mc Masters better. my Girls washing. Dolly has Sett mrs Williams piece to work.   
7 6
I did hous work. mrs Voce & Daughter here. I ws Calld to See mrs mc Masters in Travil at 7 Evn.   
8 7
X Birth. mr mc Masters Son. X.
mrs mc Masters put to Bed about 2 ys morn with a son, ye infant very weak & Low. I tarid all day. mrs Petingail Came there. Sally Leonerd watcht, the child revivd a little.   
9 G
at mr mc Masters till Eving. left them poorly. find mrs Straten & Alice Ballard here. Cyrus returnd from Son Towns, left them all well. Doct Colman Published to mrs Sukey Atkins of Nubery.   
10 2
I went to mr mc Masters, find their Infant deseast, it was interd ys Eving. I tarried all night. it raind.   
11 3
returnd from mc Msts. Calld at mr Westons & Williamss Polly Savage [there]. Foster Came to work here yesterday. mr Ballard at mr Pollards. Cyrus is 31 years old this Day.   

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.