Martha Ballard's Diary, October 26 - 31, 1793

26 7
Clear foren, Cloudy aftern. I went to mr Parkers & Claps. Augusts Ballard is Sick at Claps. Dolly Came fm there. Lucy Doty went fm here, receivd her wages of us for what Shee had Done here. at mr Parkers.  
27 F
X. Birth Nathl Shaws Son. XX.
Clear. mr Ballard & Sons went to meeting, mr Turner Performd. Sally went aftern. Augustus Ballard was brot here ys aftern. I was Calld at 8h Evn to See Nathl Shaws wife, Shee was Delivd at 11h 5m of a Son. I tarried all night. at mr Shaws. Birth 44th. I receivd 6/.  
28 2
X. Birth Timy Pages Son. XX.
Clear. I returnd from mr Shaws, left them Cleverly. find Agsts much as he was. Dolly is gone to Son Pollards. mr Bullin here ys Day. I was Calld aftern to mr Timy Pages wife who was Safe Deld at 7h Evn. I tarried all night, her Child was a Son which wd 11lb 1/4. at Shaws & Timy Pages.Birth 45th, for ys year & 500thSince I Came to this Country.  
29 3
A very Severe Snow Storm with a heavy wind from ye Noth. I tarried at mr Pages ys Day & night, mrs Coks allso. my patients Cleverly. at mr Pages. Feby 94 receivd 3/7_ off mr Page.  
30 4
Clear. I returnd from mr Pages, receivd 2/8_ in part of my fee & 6/ of Wm White for going to his wife with her Second Child. the Ship which Pitt Built was Lanched ys foren. Augusts is much as he was, has no appetite. Dolly & Sally at mr Thomass at Evng. A Dittoes. ye Ship Lancht
31 5
Clear. Doct Parker here, left augustus 2 grns Tartar Emitic. I have been at home. mr Ballard been to Lecter. at home. Doct Parker here to [vist] Agustus.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.