Martha Ballard's Diary, February 28 - March 6, 1796

28 C
Clear. I was unwell foren, attended public worship aftern. Revd mr Cofin of Brunswick performd. I Calld at Son Pollards. Patty is returnd from Winthrop, informs me that mrs Rice has been very Sick Since I left her. at meeting and at Son Pollards.  
29 2
Clear. I have been at home. Son and Dagt Lambart and Sary Neall here. Ephm Sleeps here. we had 5 Lambs Came ys Day. at home.  
1 3
Clear. I was at home till 8h Evng when I was Calld to go to See Barsheba Cowen, wrode on hors Back to mr Burtuns, then in his Sleigh. mrs Burtun and Craigg here ys aftern. I found the patient not very Sick. at Jabis Cowens. paid Nabby 12/4d
2 4
Cloudy and Snowd aftern. I tarried at mr Cowens all night. the women, part of them, went home. Barsha is better but her mother thot it fit for me to tarrie this night. at Ditoes this Day & night.  
3 5
Snowd. I returnd home from Cowens, left them all well. I Calld at Son Jonas, he and his wife, Moses Pollard, Son Lambart and yr wives are gone to Son Towns; went yesterday. I Calld at mr Peter Joness & mr Burtons. at Ditoes.  
4 6
Birth Jobe Springers Dagt.
Clear. mr Waid helpt us get wood. I was Calld at 8h Evn to See the wife of mr Jobe Springer, who was in Labour. Shee was Deld at 10h of a Dagt, her Eighth Child and 5th Dagt. I left her Comfortable and returnd home about midnight. at Capt Jobe Springers. Birth 10th. Son Jon a 33 years old ys Day.  
5 7
Clear. I have been kniting. mr Ballard at the fort, bot a Shawl and gave me. Cyrus Dresing flax, Phillip has been makeing plans. Thos Stickney Came for me to go and See his Brothers wife who is Sick, but I Could not go as he brot no hors. at home.  
6 C
Clear and pleasant. we all attended meeting. I went to Son Pollards at noon. Son Jona here at Evng. at meeting.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.