Martha Ballard's Diary, January 26 - 31, 1794

26 E
Clear & Cold. Capt Hersey went & brot mrs Conrey to nurs his wife. I went to mr Parkers, Judg Lithgow & Colo Howard there. at Detoes & mr Parkers.  
27 2
Clear. I was Calld from mr Parkers to mr Williamss to See his youngest Child who is very Sick, there all night. mr Parker gave me 18/ for attending his Lady in her illness with her Last Child. at mr Parkers & Williamss
28 3
Clear. I was Calld from mr Wilmss to mr Parkers to See his infant who is unwell, returnd to mr Williamss. mrss Fletcher & Ingerham watcht. at Ditoes.  
29 4
Clear. I was at mr Williamss, he went to Jonss Plantation; his Child very Sick. I tarrid all night. at mr Wilmss
30 5
Snowd. I was at mr Williamss. he returnd with James Bennet, a Prisner. at Ditoes.  
31 6
X. Birth Seth Williamss Dagt. XX.
Clear. mrs Williams in travil & was Safe Deld of a Dagt at 7h 40m Evng. I tarried all night. Betsy is Some more Comfortable. mrs Williams & infant are Cleverly. at Ditoes. Birth 3d

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.