Martha Ballard's Diary, January 1 - 6, 1790

1 6
Clear. I have been at home. mrs Read and mrs Welch here. mr Town was kickt on his knee by a hors at mr Pollards. Capt Weston went to Dr Coneys at Evn. I was at home.  
2 7
Birth. Robert Runelss Dagt.
Clear & very pleast. the ground is almost Bair. mr Town Left here; rode our hors. I was Calld at 3h pm to Robert Runelss wife; Shee was Safe Delivrd of a Dagt at 5 & I left her Comfortable; walkt home. it was 10h Evn when I returnd. I rode Capt Westons hors out a little Beyond mr Browns; walkt the remainder of ye way. heard them call for help before I arivd. I was at mr Braley. Birth 1st which I have [asisted] in this year. 90. Death mr Sherbu[rn] at 4h morn.   
3 C
Clear & very pleasant. mr Wimon & Snow took Breakfast here. Capt Weston left here Bound for home. I am informd that Joseph Fletcher Expird this Day. I was at [home]. death Joseph Fletch[er] at 11h morn.  
4 2
Cloudy & moderate. Foster and Ephm went to ye meddow for Hay. I mended my winter goun & put it on, then went to mr Savages. Shee is not So well as Shee Could wish. at mr Savages. mr Sherburn intird.  
5 3
Clear & Cold. I went to mr Hamlins to See his Child. it was Siesd with an ill turn ys morn but is got Cleverly again. mr Ballard is at Doct Coneys this Evng. I was at mr Hamlins. mr Fletcher interd. 
6 4
Clear & Cold. mr Ballard returnd at Evn. he has been at Capt Sewalls ys day doing writings on ye Planns. I have been at home; finisht makeing my Bedticks. I was at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.