Martha Ballard's Diary, February 5 - 8, 1791

5 7
Clear & moderate. I went to See Esqr Conys Lady, find her a little more Comfortable than Shee has been; Shee is troubled with Biles and Soar Nipples. I Calld and helpt git mrs Welch out of Bed, Shee is as well as Could be Expected. I Calld to See mrs Blak, Shee had an ill turn yesterday but is Better. Dolly Seems some better this Evng. mr Ballard returnd from wiscasset. at Esqr Coneys, mrs Welchs & mr Blaks.  
6 B
Clear & very pleast. I went to See mrs Welch in ye forenn, find her a little Easier. I Calld at mr Savages. Dolly Rode out and is more Comfortable. mr Hamlin and Burtun & yr wives, mr Patridg and mrs H. Rockwood Spent Evn here. mr Blackman Calld me to See his wives Sister. I had a fall out of ye Sleigh on my way. I receivd no hurt, tarried all night. mrs Thompson watcht. I went to bed ye latter part of ye night, gave ye Lady Some Senna & manna with Seeds and left her an ounce of Elixer propts. at mrs Welches and mr Blackmns
7 2
Cloudy & Some Snow. I left my Patient a little Easier & returnd home. Twisted 7 knotts of yn then I went to See mrs Welch, find her as well as Could be Expected. Son Town here, his famely well. at mr Blackmns
8 3
A Severe Storm of Snow. Son Town and mr Fuller Dind here. mr Ballard went to See that mrs Welch had wood, made her a Shovel &C. I have Spun Some thread. at home. Son Town here

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.