Martha Ballard's Diary, March 5 - 9, 1790

5 6
Clear & more pleasat. I went to Bed at 5h m & took a very fine nap. my Dagts went to mr Bisbes this aftern; returnd about midnight. the hors pestered them mutch. at mr Boltons.  
6 7
Snowd fore n. I was Calld to See Nancy Savage. Shee had the Collic. we administred an Oil Clister which Gave relief. I returnd at 1h pm, then went to Colo Sewalls to get his Lady to make me a Bonnet; to mr Crosbys Store. Bot 2-1/4 yds Gause @ 1/10, 1 paper of pins @ /9, 2 yds Ribbin @ 2/5. was informd by mr Redington that Luke Bartons life was not Expected. I Calld at mr Pollards. Shee informs Son Towns famely were well last Wedensday. Biah was very Low indeed. at mr Savages to See Nancy. it Snowd
7 C
Cloudy & Some Snow. I was Calld by Savage Bolton to See his wife who was Exercised with pain. I went & administerd Some remedies which gave relief; returnd at 2h pm. Cyrus went after Parthena; Brot her home at Dusk. at mr Boltons. Death mrs Hart last Evng
8 2
Snowd fore n. Foster went to mr Woods after hay. my Girls were Disapointed of going to winthrop & made mrs Black a visit this aftern. Brother Town Sleeps here. I have been at home. was informd that Luke Barton was alive ys morn but Speechless. Saml & John Braly Sleep here. at home. Brotr Town Sleeps here ys night. 
9 3
Clear & Cold. Broth Town went from here. Capt Fille Brown & mrs Betsy Chevers here. old mrs Hart interd this Day. Shee Expird ye 8th inst. at home. Funeral.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.