Martha Ballard's Diary, March 16 - 20, 1789

16 2
Clear & moderate. I was at home all day. at home.  
17 3
X. Birth Georg Boltons 3rd Son & 4th Child. XX.
Clear & pleast. I was Calld at ye 12th h to go to Georg Boltons wife in travil. mr Ballard went after his horse which was lent to Polly Savage. I waited 2 hours & mr Usher Came with Capt Savages Mare. I Sett out alone & arivd Safe. my anxciety was great for ye woman, but I found her Safe. Shee was Safe Deld at ye 9th h Evn & I returnd at 2. at Green Lodg.  
18 4
Clear & pleast. I returnd at 2/O Clok this Morn, went to Bed & had a fine Sleep. mr Rheuben Branad here, Brot me 5 pecks of wheat for my being with his wife Feby 18. I went to mr Childs, Pollards & Westons. they were well as usual. at mr Childs.  
19 5
A Storm of Snow. I feel dull, layd on the Bed & Slept a Little. was Calld by mr Hamlin to See his wife. Shee was very unwell thro the night. I had no Sleep. mrs Chamberlin there the latter part of ye night also. went to mr Hamlins at 11 [AM], wore my new Shawl.  
20 6
Clear & pleast. mrs Hamlin is more Comfortable. I left her at ye 9th Hm, was Calld at half after 10 to See Magr Stickneys Son who is unwell. returnd at 1h 30m Evn & went again to mrs Hamlins. find her much Better. Rheuben Moores famely here on thier way to Pittstown. at Dit[os] & mr Jacksons.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.