Martha Ballard's Diary, January 23 - February 3, 1793

23 4
X. Birth mr Blaks Son. XX.
Clear. I was Calld from my Sons to See mrs Blak who was Deld at 5h Evn of a Son & I returnd. mr Blak gave me 9/5d as a reward. at mr Blaks. Birth 5th.  
24 5
Clear. mr Blak Came to my Sons and Conducted me home and Back again as far as his house, my Son from there to his house. at my Sons.  
25 6
Clear. I was at my Sons. at Does.  
26 7
X. Birth Savage Botlns Dagt. XX.
Clear. I was Calld from my Sons to Savage Boltons at 8h Evn, his wife was Deld at 11h 50m of a Dagt, her 6th Child. at Does & Boltons. Birth 6th.  
27 F
Clear. I went from Boltons to my Sons. mr Savage & his wife Dind there. my Dagt is not very well ys Day. I have been very unwell my Self. at Boltons & at my Sons.  
28 2
at Ditoes, very unwell. at my Sons.  
29 3
at my Sons, feel a little better. at my Sons.  
30 4
at my Sons, his little Son Burnt his head. we applied Rhum & Salt. at my Sons.  
31 5
A very windy Day. I was at my Sons. at my Sons.  
1 6
Clear. mr Ballard Came to Jon as, informs me he has been unwell, but is more Comfortable. at my Sons.  
2 7
Cloudy part of the Day, the weather is moderated. mrs Barton Came to my Sons and I Came home at Dusk. mr Ballard went to the hook, my famely are as well as usual. at my Sons.  
3 F
Clear & Cool. mr Ballard went to the hook to hear mr Lock. I have been at home, feel unwell. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.