Martha Ballard's Diary, January 26 - 31, 1792

26 5
Snowd a little & not So Cold. mr Livermr here about Taxes, took Coppies &C, &C. mr Ballard & Ephm giting wood. Jona gone to git ye mare Shod. Hannah washt. I knitt & helpt do house work. at home.  
27 6
Clear & Pleast Day, Cold Evng. mr Ballard been to meddow, Danl Livermr with him. Jona to mill. I have been at home, knitt on my Stockin. Hannah began me a Cap. at home.  
28 7
X. Birth mr Shaws Son. XX.
Clear & more moderate. I was Calld by mr Shaw at ye hook to See his Lady who was in Labour, arivd there at ye time ye Clock Struck 12. Shee was Safe Deld at 3h pm. of a Son. I tarried all night, my patients are Cleverly. at mr Shaws. Birth 8th
29 A
Clear. I Came from mr Shaws & arivd at home at 11h morn, receivd 6/ as a reward. Dolly is at home. Hannah & Shee went to mr Waids. Josh Foster here. Cyrus was up. Ephm went Down as far as Capt Husseys with him to take ye hors Back. Jona is not here ys Day. Moses Pollard informs me Eliphalet Robbins is recovering from his late illness. at Ditoes. my Dagt went to See mrs Waid.  
30 2
Clear & very pleast Day, Cloudy Evng. mr Ballard is gone to help Cyrus fix his mill. Jona Came home aftn. Hannah spent Evn at mr Livermrs, Dolly & mr Densmrs Dagts there. I have been at home, finisht my Stockins & began to foot one. at home, Hannah at mr Livermors
31 3
Snowd foren, raind aftrn & Evn. mr Ballard at pittstn. Jona went to the meddow Camp & hauld 5 Thousen of Shingles. I have been at home footing a pair of Stockins. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.