Martha Ballard's Diary, March 10 - 15, 1790

10 4
Clear & pleast. Ephm Brot Slabs from ye Saw mill. I have been at home. Cyrus went to ye hook. at home.  
11 5
X Birth. mr Walkers Son. XX.
I was Called at ye 6th hour ys morn to See mrs Walker at ye hook. Shee was sprigh about house till 11; was Safe Delivrd at 12 h & 15m of a fine Son. I returnd at 5 h pm. We had a very Sever Snow Storm. Doct Williams Sleeps here. mr Ballard was informd that Brothr Town has lost his Cow Since he left home. I was at mr Wakers. Birth 12th. Death of Luke Barton; he Expird at 11 Evng
12 6
Clear morn. Doct Williams was Calld to See Phile Petengail. he returnd & Sleeps here; informs his patient has got the Shingles. I have been at home.  
13 7
Cloudy. Doct Williams makeing A Plan here ys fore n, went away aftn. I have been at home. at home.  
14 C
a Clear, pleasant Day. Brother Town took Breakfast here; informs that his Son Biah is a little more Comfortable than he has been of late & yt Ephms famely are well allso; yt mr Bartons funeral was to be attended at 1 h pm This Day. I have been at home. at home. funeral of mr Barton. Genl Lithgo returnd . 
15 2
Clear & pleast. William Haywood & Elesha Bisbe here. mr Ballard is gone to mr Westons to Settle with him. Esqr Cony returnd from Coart. I have been at home. Jabe Sleeps here. at home. Esq Cony returnd.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.