Martha Ballard's Diary, April 3 - 9, 1791

3 B
A rainy Day, the freshet high. mr Pollard & Savage here to See about the Bridg, informs us yt mr Voce has Savd the most of his Bords. I have been at home. the ice went from ye hook. at home.  
4 2
Clear. mr Ballard & Sons went to Town meeting. I have been at home, ye Girls washt. Peter Jones took Tea with me. at home, began a Stockin for Cyrus.  
5 3
Clear. mr Ballard makeing Planns. mr Pollard & his Lady here. I have been at home, attempted to make Soap. Cyrus gone to Winslow. mr Foster workt here, B. Porter. at home. Jonas Saw mill Began to Saw ys Day.  
6 4
Clear and pleast. mrs Savage & Polly & her Childn here, little Polly fell Down Seller. Old mrs Whealor Sleeps here. I have been at home. Cyrus returnd. at home. Son Towns famely well.  
7 5
Snowd this morn. mrs Whelor tarried here all day, Sleeps here. I have been at home, Dolly finisht makeing a Coat for Ephm. at home. Death of mrs Gardner, Pittstown.  
8 6
Clear. mrs Whealor left here. I have been at home, knitt Some & began to fix for remooving. I was informd that Old mr Fletcher is very Sick. mr Fields & Eunice Hodgkins here. at home, hear mr Fletcher is Sick.  
9 7
X. Birth Capt Norcross Dagt. XX.
Clear. I was Calld at the 1st h morn to See Capt Norcross Lady who was in Labour. I arivd there a 2h. Shee was Safe Deld at 5 h of a Dagt which wd 9-1/2lb. I left her at 10 arivd very Comfortable. arivd at home at 1 h pm, the rideing bad. Henry Badcok paid me 6/ in Tea and Sugar for attending his wife in Travil Feby 28, 1790. I Eat new Chees at mrs Husseys. at wido Husseys. Birth 10th. mrs Gardnr interd.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.