Martha Ballard's Diary, February 17 - 24, 1794

17 2
Clear & very Cold. I have been at home. mr Ballard & Ephm went to mont Vernon for hay. at home.  
18 3
Clear. mr Ballard at mr Noress Surveying. I was Calld at 7 Evn to Moses Sewals wife in Labour. mrs Cleark, Greely & 2 mrss Duttuns assistants. at mr Moses Sewalls.  
19 4
X. Birth Moses Sewals Dagt. XX.
Cloudy morn. mrs Sewall was Deld of a fine Daugt at 12m past midnight & is Cleverly. I tarried thro ye night. mr Sewall gave me as a reward 1_ yd mode, 2 Skeins Silk, 1 oz thread, a paper & Card of pins. Dolly with her Brors & Sisters Sett out for winslow. At Detoes. Birth 6th. BennPorter Sleeps here. Sally goes to her Brors Weding. 
20 5
Some Snow & a very Chilly air. Sally returnd from weding at Evng. Bror Ebenz Dind & mr Livermore Supt here. it is a Cold, Slormy night. I am 59 years old this Day. I was Calld at 11h Evn to Joseph Savages wife, her women with her. a Josph Savages.  
21 6
Clear. I was at mr Savages, her women all tarried all night. at Dittoes.  
22 7
Clear & windy. I was at Ditoes. the women all went home. my Patient Seemd to be Some better. at Ditoes.  
23 E
Clear & Pleast till Evn when it Snowd. mrs Jackson there. at Ditoes.  
24 2
Cloudy foren, Clear aftern. my Son Came for me to See his wife but I Could not liav my Patient. I Sent a remedy which relievd my Dagt. thee women were Calld to mrs Savage & Shee was ill thro the most of ye night. at Ditoes. Slept none ys night.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.