Martha Ballard's Diary, April 18 - 26, 1797

18 3
Clear. I was at mr Dingleys and at mr Blacks his youngest Child is Sick with the rash. I tarried all night. at mr Dingleys & mr Blacks.  
19 4
Cloudy and rain. I was at mrss Blacks, her Child Seems more Comfortable. at mr Pollards, mrs Baxter & Caty M Lad are unwell. at mr Pittss, his wife Comfortable. at Son Pollards, his famely well Except himself. at Son Lambarts, all well there. at mr Blacks and other Neighrs
20 5
X Birth mr Atkinss Son & [3d] Child. XX.
rainy. I was Calld at 1h morn to go to mr Atkinss his wife being in Labour and was Deld at 4h morn of a fine Son which wd 9_ lb. I left her and inft Cleverly and returnd home at 11h foren. I receivd 12/ as a reward. at mr Atkinss. Birth 21st. receivd 12/ as a reward.  
21 6
Clear. I have been at home. we Dresst Tow yarn. Old mrs Kenny here for Gardin Seeds. mr Ballard and Hoyet & mr Wade workt at the Bolton place. Phillip Bullin here, brot Stores. at home. Sally & Oliv Fletcher here.  
22 7
Clear. mr Ballard Surveying for Danl Foster foren, went to Son Jon as aftern. Hoyet there all Day. Polly went to Conduct Sally Lauson here. Ephm Carried Current Bushes to mrss Lambart. I have been at home. at home. Sally Loson Came here at Evng.  
23 A
Clear and pleasant. mr Ballard, Cyrus & Hoyet attended worship at the fort, Polly & Sally at the hook. I went to hear mr Stone aftern. I had our Dinner to Cook and am Some fatagud. Phillip Bullin here. at meeting. Brother EbenZ Moore & Rufus Ballard at meeting.  
24 2
Clear. I have been at home. Ephm workt here. at home.  
25 3
rainy. I have been at home, Spoold 44 Skeins Lining warp. Phillip Sleeps here. at home.  
26 4
Clear. I Cleand the Store, Sally warp 45 yds and drew it thro harnis and read. the Packet went past here upward. mrs North & Dagt were on Board. Phillip Sett out for Surveying. at home. the Packet went past here this day. I quilld [  ] Skeins.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.