Martha Ballard's Diary, June 20 - 25, 1789

20 7
a Clear morn. I was Calld at the riseing of ye Sun to Sarah White, Shee being in travil with her forth Child, & is yet unmarried. Shee remaind ill thro ye Day. I was with Sarah White.  
21 D
XX. Birth Sarah Whites Dagt. XX.
a Shower ys morn, Clear & warm aftern. Sarah White was Safe Delivd of a Dagt at the 9th h morn, & I returnd aftern attended by her Father. find Ephm very Lambe. I returnd from mr Whites.  
22 2
X. Birth James Savages Dagt. X.
Clear morn, a Shower aftn. I was Calld a 8th hour morn to See James Savages wife. Shee was Safe Deliverd of a fine Dagt at 7 h Pm. I tarried all night, receivd my fee in Spining. at mr Savages.  
23 3
a Shower ys morn. I returnd home at ye 6th hour, dresst Ephms heel. Seth Juet Foster here, made me a present of a Blak Silk Hand kercf. mr Ballard & Georg Bolton went to Cobecy for Some things Jona Sent from Boston. Son Town Came here, infms his wife is mending. at Ditoes.  
24 4
Clear. Son Town Left here. mr Ballard & I were Seited to give our Deposition Concerning what we heard Judg Howard & his widdow Say about Some Beef he gave the revd mr Foster. I was at Gene Lithgoes.  
25 5
Clear. mr Ballard went to Pitts Town. Shere biah Town here, made me a present of a pound of wool. mrs Edson here, wanted Corn. Dagt Town is mending. I have been at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.