Martha Ballard's Diary, November 23 - 30, 1793

23 7
Cloudy. mr James Page here. mr Ballard paid him 6/ towards his Tax. I went to See mrss Meloy, find her Tolerable Comfortable. Old Lady Coutch there. at [Capt] Meloys.  
24 F
A very heavy rain foren, Sun Shone at 12. mr Ballard went to Meeting. Dolly is unwell Pukeing in ye night. Esqr Coney Calld here, he has been to Join mr Smith & mrs Nancy Cleark in Marriage. at home. Doct Cony here.  
25 2
X. Birth Esqr Howards Dagt. XX.
Clear & Pleast. Dolly went to her Brothers. Polly Pollard Came home with her to have a Goun made. Esqr M. Howard Calld me to See his Lady who was Delivd of a Dagt at 8h 10m Evn. I tarried all night. at Esqr Mathew Howard. Birth 49th
26 3
Clear. I left my patients very well at 7, arivd at home at 9h morn, receivd 7/6 as a reward. mr Ballard & Sons bringing brick from ye hook. Dolly & Polly Pollard are gone to ye Shops ys aftern. at Dittoes.  
27 4
Clear. Son Pollard brot my Dagt here to warp a web, Polly went home with him. mr Poor Calld me to See his wife who is not so well as Could be wisht, find mr Livermores Sons Laying a hearth in our kitchen. the Bridg acrost the Gully was Coverd ys Day. at mr Poors, mrs Greely there.  
28 5
Clear. mr Ballard gone to Survey for Esqr Petingail. Dat Pollard went home. I went to the hook. mrs Poor is yet low. mr Lathrop paid me my fee for attending his wife ye 19th of march Last. at the [hook].  
29 6
Clear. I was Calld to mr Parkers. at mr [Parkrs].  
30 7
at Ditoes. [at Dittoes].  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.