Martha Ballard's Diary, December 28 - 31, 1798

28 6
Clear and very Pleast. I have been at my Sons. mrss Robinson of Sydny and mrss Saunders there. at my Sons.  
29 7
Snowd. Son Jona Conducted mrs Robinson to Son Pollards, Son & Dagt Lambard and their Son went out allso. Ebenz Trask & mr Getchel Slept there this night. Jona returnd from Belgrade at the 11th hour Evn. at Ditoes.  
30 G
Birth Son Jonas 4th Son.
A Severe Snow Storm. I was at my Sons, his wife had her women Calld at 9h Evn, viz, mrss Titcomb, Andrews and Kimbal and was Safe Deld at the 11th hour of her 4th son and 5th Child. I took the Care of them thro the night. at Ditoes. Birth 36th
31 2
Clear part of the Day. Son Jona went for a Nurs to Jason Pierces. mr Ballard Came there and Conducted me home. Son Lambard & wife returnd from Son Pollards. Jack Ballard is at our house. at Ditoes & at Son Lambards. Cyrus Deld me a Goun which Abel Chase left with him for me.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.