Martha Ballard's Diary, March 15 - 25, 1801

15 1
Cloudy. mr Ballard returnd from runing the line between Harlem and Varsalborough. at home. mr Balld returnd.  
16 2
Cloudy and moderate. I have removd Chips in ye door yard and knit Some. Jessy Bullin, his wife and Child & her Bror here fore n, took a dish of Tea. Jonas wife here to twist Some thread. at home. Jesy Bullin & wife here.  
17 3
Clear Part of the day and warm. I have been at home, finisht mr Ballards mitts and began Cyruss. Our OXen Sent to a mr Pages to be kept. Timothy Page removd in to the house that mr Roice has ocupied by the meeting house. at home.  
18 4
Birth Saml Titcomb 2nd Dagt, dead born.
Cloudy. I Combd 4_ lb flax and was Calld to See the wife of Saml Titcomb who was in Labour. Shee was Safe Deld at 6h pm of her Second Daught, it was dead Born. the Patient has had a Severe Cough but her Case was Natural and not Severe, and I know not what to ascribe the death of ye inft to but the Cough the Mother had. at Saml Titcombs Esqrs. Birth 7th. recd 13/2d as a rewd.  
19 5
Cloudy. I left mrs Titcomb as well as Could be Expected and returnd home at 8h morn. Colo Duttun here. mr Ballard Paid him all he owed him, 7 Dols 70 Cents. at Ditoes & at Son Jonas.  
20 6
rainy. I have been kniting, finisht Cyruss mitts and knit on a Stockin, 50 purls. at home. Ephm [workt] here.  
21 7
rainy. mr Ballard and Jon a finisht A Plough. I have mended some Cloaths. Ephm to work for Church Williams. at home. the river opend ys morn.  
22 1
Cloudy and Showers. mr Ballard went to meeting. Doct Cony went past here, the traviling bad. at home.  
23 2
Cloudy and Some rain. I was Calld to mr Georg Reeds to See his wife and youngest Child who are unwell. Jabish Cowens wife and I Sett up all night, the Child wrestless. at Georg Reeds.  
24 3
Clear and Some Cooler. I returnd from mr Reeds. Doct Cony went there, informs me the Patients are no wors. Dagt Ballard and Childn here aftern. at Ditoes.  
25 4
Clear part of the day. mrs Herington Spoold my warp. mr James Cowen Dind, Supt & Sleeps here. mr Ballard had 800 hay of wido Blakman. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.