Martha Ballard's Diary, March 18 - 24, 1795

18 4
Clear and very Pleasant. I Came home from mr Boltons, left my patients Cleverly. Calld at Son Pollards, all well there. my Dagt and mrs Gill Came here. mr Ballard has been to Winthrop. at [Savage] [Boltons].  
19 5
A S Easter, Cleard off aftern. Son Pollard Came and Conducted his wife home. I was Calld to See a mrss Gordin who resides at mr N. Shaws, tarried there all night. at [mr] [Gordins].  
20 6
Clear and Pleasant. I was Calld from mr Gordins to See the wife of Capt James Springer who was in Labour, and her Case was Supernatural. I tarried there ys night. at [Ditoes] & at [Capt Springers].mr [Day ] house [    ] & all [   ] in it.  
21 7
X. Birth Capt James Springers Dagt. XX.
Clear and pleast. mrs Springer was Deld at 7h morn of a Dagt. I left her and infant Cleverly and returnd to mr Gordins, find her about. from there I returnd home, find my famely all well. mr Ballard is gone from home. Sally Cocks is gone to her Dadys. Shee went yesterdy. at [Capt] [Springers] and [Gordins]. Birth 13[th]. 
22 D
Cloudy. mr Gill here last night and this Day & night. Silva & Ephm went to meeting at ye hook. Jessy Bullin Conducted Sally Cocks home. mr Lambert here at Evng. at [home].  
23 2
Cloudy. Town meeting held at the hook, our men all went. I have been fiting raggs for Coverled. Silva Moore and Sally Cocks gone to a Daunce at ye hook. at home. the [  ] to [Town] [meeting].  
24 3
Cloudy. mr Ballard, Silva & mr Morril gone to Survey at Bodinham. I have been at home. we began to quillt a Bed quillt for Dolly [at ]. at [   ].  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.