Martha Ballard's Diary, March 8 - 14, 1791

8 3
Clear & pleast. mr Ballard been makeing Plann. I have been at home. Dolly went to mr Savages. at home.  
9 4
Clear & pleast Day, Cloudy at night. mr Ballard went to pitts town. he waited on his Dagts & my Niece to mr Bullins. mrs Benjamins Dagt Cutt her middle finger of her right hand off, they Sent for me. I went twice to See her this aftn. at mr Savages. my Girls to mr Bullins. 
10 5
Snow & rain foren, Clear aftn. I was Calld to See Lidia White who has had fitts this Day, but had left her before I arivd. Shee Complaind of an Opresion at her Stomach and pain in her head. I left her a portion of Senna and manna and returnd home at 11h 20m Eving. my famely all in Bed when I arivd. at mr Whites to See his Dagt Lidia.  
11 6
Clear. I went to mr Savages and Drest the Little girls hand. Old mrs Whealor Sleeps here. mr Ballard been to Esqr Norths on a reference. at mr Savages.  
12 7
Clear. I went to Dress the Childs hand at mr Savages. Old Lady Bolton, mrs Savage & Chamberlin here aftn. Dolly wrode out to mr Hamlins. at mr Savages. Dolly rode out.  
13 B
Clear and Cool. I have been at home. we had Cabbage this Day. mr Densmore here, Says his Son is mending. at home.  
14 2
Clear and pleast. mr Stephen Jones and his Brother Peters Lady Dind & took Tea here. mr Black, his Lady & Polly Pollard took Tea. mrs Savage here at Evng. at home. we had Company.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.