Martha Ballard's Diary, March 14 - 17, 1795

14 7
Snowd part of the Day. mr Ballard been out on business. Silva Moore went home. mrs Sally Church Came here to have a Cloak made, tarried ye night. I have been at home. mrss Gill and my Girls Closd an oppiration for ye itch and washt, hoping they are Cured. at [home]. Sally [Cocks] Came [here].  
15 D
Clear. mr Ballard attended Public worship at the hook. mr Bailey Calld here, took Tea and waited on mrs Church home. mr Capin and wife, mr Gill & Lambart & D. Livermr here at Evng. I have been at home. Polly Town here. at home. mrs Church went home. Polly Town Came here.  
16 2
Clear. mr Ballard, Cyrus & Lilva at Town meeting. there was but little Done Except Contend (a Great evil). I have hatcheld 14 lb flax from the Swingle. mr Gill Came for his wife & my Girls to go to Son Pollards, and they all went, Polly allso. at home. annuall meeting in this Town.  
17 3
Birth Savage [Boltons] Son.
Clear and pleasant. Dolly is quillting a Coat for her Self. I Combd flax foren, was Calld to See mr Partrages Child who is very unwell, has a Cough. I was Calld from there to See Savage Boltons wife who was in Labour and was Deld at 6h pm of a Son. I tarried there all night, my Patient Cleverly. at mr Partridges & Savage Boltons. Birth 12th. receid 1_ Bushl of apples in the fall, not very good.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.