Martha Ballard's Diary, May 27 - 31, 1790

27 5
X Birth. Moses Whites 3d Dagt. XX.
Clear. I workt in ye Gardin. Sowd parsnip, Safron &c. was Calld at ye 9 h pm to See Moses Whites wife. went by water as far as the Brick kills, then walkt the other part of ye way. Shee was Safe Delivrd between ye 11th & 12th hours Evn. I tarried all night, my Patient very well. at Moses Whites. Birth 19th. Letters from my friends. Hannah went to mr Hamlins.  
28 6
Clear & warm. I Returnd by Land, Except Crossing ye river; find all well at home. mr Mathewss Son was found floting on ye water at the hook this morn by a man belonging to Fairfield. at mr Whites. Mathewss Child found & interd at Colo Norths Burying Place.  
29 7
Cloudy, began to rain just at night. Parthena went to mr Foots. Hannah is at mr Hamlins. I have been at home, am not so well as I Could wish. am informd mrs Bisbee is very Sick & Saml Badcoks wife. they have ye measels. at Capt Belchers & mr Brookss. at home. wrote to Broth & Sist Barton. Hannah returnd. Parthena went to mr Foots.  
30 C
Clear. the wind to ye Suthard but very Chilly. I have been at home. Parthena returnd from Varsalboro; informs me Brothh Moores infant is very Sick. mrs Bisbee is a little revivd. at home. Parthena returnd.  
31 2
a fine rain. Jona Planted Corn on his farm foren. I hear mrs Bisbe is wors. mr Anderson & David, Ephm & Savages Boys workt for Jon a foren.   

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.