Martha Ballard's Diary, March 23 - 29, 1796

23 4
Cloudy. I returnd from James Kennys at 3h morn, warmd me and went to bed, had Some Sleep. Sally Andrus Dind here. mr Ballard and Phillip Bullin Sett out at 1h pm to go to Friend Tabors to Survey. at James Kenneys.  
24 5
raind forenn. I was unwell, Sett up but little in ye forenn, feel much better aftern. at home.  
25 6
Cloudy. I have been at home. at home.  
26 7
Clear. Cyrus went to the hook, was informd that mr Daniel Stevens was Dead and that his remains were to be interd this aftern. my Son Ephm here, he went to pittstn for money Due to Cyrus from Rheuben Moore. he brot it to him and he Sent it to his Bror Lambart, 10 Dollars and 2 pisterenes. I have been at home. at home.  
27 B
Clear and very pleast. Cyrus went to Meeting at ye fort and Nabby to the hook. I tarried at home not haveing a hors to wride. at home.  
28 2
Birth Bizar Benjamins Son.
Cloudy. I was Calld at 5h morn to See mrs Benjamin who was in Labour. Shee was Deld between Seven and Eight of a Son. I left them Comfortable and returnd as far as Son Lambarts at noon, tarried there till near night. Dagt Pollard and Patty Easty there. Ephm Came home with me. at mr Benjamins. Birth 15th. at Son Lambarts aftern.  
29 3
Cloudy foren. Clear. Cyrus went for Dagt Lambart to come here and make a goun for me. Son Jon a was here, informd me his Father Peirce was very Sick. my Dagt tarries with me this night. Shee is in much better health than Shee has been for years past. may give ye prais to ye author. at home. Dagt Lambart here, tarries ye night.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.