Martha Ballard's Diary, April 12 - 19, 1793

12 6
X. Birth mr Danys 5th Son.
Clear. I put Mrs Dany to Bed with a fine Son about ye mdl of ye night. Shee & inft are Cleverly. I returnd home at 4h morn, went to bed; had a Severe fit of ye Cramp at 6. Dolly watcht with mrs Densmore. Shee was returnd and was attentive in waiting on me. I went to bed again & Slept till 9. mr Ballard is gone to do Surveying for Esqr Howard. I was Calld to [Epr] Cowens. at mr Danys. [Birth] 21st. receivd6/.  
13 7
Clear & Cool. I was at mr Cowens, his wife is a little more Comfortable. I went to Daniel Savages. Son Town went from here. at mr Cowens.  
14 F
Clear, windy & Cool. I returnd from mr Cowens, left his wife much better. Cyrus & Jona here. Dolly went to her Bror Pollards. Wm Thomas here. at Ditoes.  
15 2
Clear. I went to See mrs Densmore, find her & inft Comfortable. mr Ballard with mr Foster, Noah Woodwd & Silva Moore Sett out to run lines on mr Pittss land in Pownalboro. mrs Barton returnd from her Sisters, left her more Comfortable than Shee found her. Shee has been there 3 weaks. at mr Densmores. mr Ballard went to Survey. mrs Barton Came here.  
16 3
Cloudy part of ye Day. I went to mr Densmores & Drest her infant. at Ditoes.  
17 4
Clear, warm foren. Sally Cox Came to work for me. mrs Livermore & I went to mr Shubl Hinkleys, the mrs Norcross, mrs Selvester & Ney were there. I Calld to See mrs Parker, her inft is not very well. David & Willm Densmr Sleep here. Ephm is [un ]. at mr Hinklys. Sally Cox here.  
18 5
Cloudy, Some rain. mrs Livermr Sent for me to See her inft, it is Scollt. at [mr Livermr]. 
19 6
raind part ye Day. I have been at home. the Girls went to Moses Pollards. mrs Blake returnd from the westwd. at [home].  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.