Martha Ballard's Diary, March 7 - 14, 1801

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[Snowd.] Cyrus went to mr Pittss and Brot Sister Barton here. Bror Came, they Sleep here. I have Bakt and done my other work. Betsy returnd, her Sister is Better. [at home.]  
8 1
Snowd. mr Ballard, Ephm & Betsy to meeting. I have been at home. Bror & Sister Barton Spent ye day here. we are informd of ye Death of mr Heman Robbinss wife of Varsalboro and Patty Sprage of ys Town. at home.  
9 2
Clear. I was Calld, after mr Ballard and Sons went to Town meeting, to go to Reed field and See the wife of Amos Lyon, find her Some unwell. I larried all night. mrs Noles and Swanton were Calld, we all had Some Sleep. at Amos Lyons.  
10 3
X. Birth Amos Lyons 1st Dagt. XX.
Clear and pleast. my Patient was more unwell ys aftern. two mrs Noless, her Marn & mrs Swanton there, and Shee was Safe Deld at 5h Pm of a Dagt, her Second Child; the first was a son. I tarried all night. at mr Lyons. Birth 6th. recd 12/. mr Ballard to harlim & Varsalboro  
11 4
rainy. I took Breakfast at Eliab Lyons and he Conducted me home. I met Son & Dagt Lambard going home. Betsy and I bakt Some apple Pies. Dagt Pollard is at Son Jonas. at Ditoes & at Eliab Lyons.  
12 5
A very rainy day. Dagt Pollard, Jona and all famely here. Leut Allin and wife and a Gentleman & Lady here. Theops Capin Sleeps here. at home, had Compy.  
13 6
rainy. I have been at home. Dagt Pollard and Babe here. Thops Capin went to son Lambds. Cyrus down to Burtuns, Bot _ gn Spt, 4/; paper pins 1/2. at home.  
14 7
Cloudy. Son Pollard Came for his wife and Babe. Dagt Ballard & Childn here aftern, we Churnd 3_ lb Butter. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.