Martha Ballard's Diary, March 11 - 17, 1796

11 6
Clear. I have been at home. mr Wall brot his Dagt Hannah here to help me. Polly wrode here with them. mr Ballard has been at Capt Seth Williamss on Business. at home. Hannah Wall Came here to work.  
12 7
Cloudy Part of ye Day. mr Ballard has had a turn of Collic pain. Esq Cony Calld here, he informs me that mrss Brooks is very unwell. I have been at home. at home.  
13 B
Clear. I attended public worship aftern, and all my famely. mr John Page here at Evng. Nabby & Hannah went to mr Phillip Norcrosses, Bullin with them. at meeting.  
14 2
Clear. Deryus Ballard here, mr Ballard paid him all that was his Due for his Service here. mr Ballard and I went to mr Thwings on a visit, we Calld at Son Lambarts and Pollards. at mr Thwings, Son Pollards & Lambarts.  
15 3
Snowd a little ys morn. mrs Gill and my Dagts Pollard and Lambart Dind with us and they, and I, went and Spent aftern and Evng at mr Dingleys. Son Jon a and his wife Came here, found we were there and Came and Joind us, mr Gill and Lambart allso. mr Ballard went to the hook. at mr Dingleys. my Dagts and mrs Gill Dind here.  
16 4
A rainy aftern and Evng. I was Calld to See the wife of mr Moses Sewall, Shee being in Labour tho not very ill. Old Lady Dilingham was Calld the first of ye Evng. my Patients illness increast and ther Calld young mrss Dilingham at 4h morn, mrs Greely allso. at mr Moses Sewalls.  
17 5
X. Birth Moses Sewalls 2nd Son. XX.
Snowd. mrss Sewall was Deld (at 4h 45m morn) of a fine son before mrss Greely Came into ye Chamber. Shee and infant are very Cleverly. I left them at 9h and returnd. Left Old Lady Dilingham with her. mr Sewall gave me 10/6 as a reward. at Ditoes. Birth 12th. receivd 10/6.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.