Martha Ballard's Diary, December 2 - 10, 1787

2 G
At Benn Whites with his Sister Rebeckah who is in Travil tho unmarried. Cloudy.   
3 2
X. Birth. of Becky Whites Dafter. XX
at mr Whites, Becky ill all day, her women with her, She was Safe Deliverd about ten Evinng of a Daughter which Shee Declared Seth Partridg to be the Father of. I tarried all night. Clear.   
4 3
Clear & Pleast. I returnd from mr Whites Some fatagud, have not been undrest Since I left home. was Calld to Nr Savages to See his Infant who is unwell. Theops Laid our kitchen floar.   
5 4
Cloudy. I went to See Savages Infant, Doct Colman was Calld to see it also. I was at the Docters. returnd at Dusk. some Boys on our mill pond, Gash North fell in, was helpt out again Safe from harm.   
6 5
Clear. I was Calld to See Sally Williams, her Eyes are Some better. mr Ballard been to mr Barkers & paid him all he owed him.   
7 6
Clear morn, Snowd aftern. mrs Pollard Came here to instruct Dolly how to warp our hand kerchiefs. mr Broadstreet Dind. Hannah & Polly Cool here Evinng. I hear yt Majr Dutton is very Sick.   
8 7
Clear morn. mrs Pollard here to warp our handkercfs. mr Ballard Sett up the Loom & went to the hook. mrs Foster & mrs Brown Drank Tea with me. thee girls were unwell.   
9 G
Clear & pleast. I attended public worship. the river was not pasable at fort western. I hear mr Duttun is better.   
10 2
Clear. mr Ballard gone to Brotr Moores. mrs Savage here with her Infant, Doct Williams here to see it. I hear that three men fell into the river this Day. Snowd aftern. Dolly Sett the web to work.   

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.