Martha Ballard's Diary, March 16 - 22, 1790

16 3
Clear till aftern. Snowd at Evn. I have been at home. mr Ballard to mr Carrs. Capt Mathews & James Smith Sleep here. Jabe Cowen workt here. Hannah made Parthena a Hatt. at home.  
17 4
Clear. mr Ballard went to mr Carrs. I have been at home. Dolly unwell. John Braley Sleeps here; informs me they have lost their Cow. at home. Dolly is unwell.  
18 5
Clear part of ye day. mr Ballard is gone to mr Pollards. I have been at home. Sally Peirce & Rachel Savage Sleep here. at home.  
19 6
Clear & pleasant tho Somthing Cool. The Ladies went from here. my Son Jona & the Girls went to Winthrop. mr Burton & his Lady allso. mrs Hamlin & her Little Dagt Rode here in the Sleigh with mr Burton. Saml Peirce Dresing flax here. Foster & Ephm gone to mr Andw Goodins for Hay. at home. my Girls went to Winthrop.  
20 7
Clear & Cold morn, the wind at S aftern & very Chilly. our folks returnd from Winthrop. I have been at home. mr Burtun & Lady here. Polly Savage been here. at home.  
21 C
Clear aftern. mr Ballard is gone to the hook ye Evng Jos Foster here. Cutt a pair of Shoes for Seth Foster. at home.  
22 2
X Birth. Diah Prescotts Son & [ ] Child. XX
Snow. mr Bullin & his Dagt Pally here. I was Calld to see the wife of Jedediah Prescott of Winthrop at 1 h pm by Stephen Pullin; he was 2 & 1/2 hours from home till his return with me. the good Lady was Safe Delivrd at 10 of a fine Son. I tarried all night. at mr diah Prescotts, Winthrop. Birth 13th.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.