Martha Ballard's Diary, January 22 - 29, 1803

22 7
Clear. I have been at mr Gills, Came there last Evng; his wife is very unwell. his Son Charls has a Sweling on his throat. at [mr] Gills.  
23 1
Clear. I Came from mr Gills to Son Lambards. mr Ballard & Son Ephm there at intermition. Ephm Supt there. at Ditoes & Son Lambds.  
24 2
Cloudy. I have been at Son Lambds. he went to Hallowell aflern and did not return till 5h morn. at Ditoes.  
25 3
Clear part of ye day. I have spent this day at Son Lambds. Son Jona & wife Came there, tarrie all night. Snowd at Evng. at my Sons.  
26 4
Cloudy and Some Snow. I tarried at Son Lambds till 3h pm and then Came home. they made me a prest of a pair Shears and _ yd flanell. Sons Jona & Lambd & yr wives to mr Gills, their Childn Sleep at our hous. at Ditoes.  
27 5
Snowd. Colo Duttun dined with us. mr Ballard is not So well as he Could wish. mr Butler dind here. I have been at home, knit some and took Care of our Beef. we boiled the pickle. at home. Colo Duttun here. 
28 6
Clear. I have been helping Nabby Bake mins Pies. I went into Bed quite fatagued, and was Calld Directly after by mr Young to go and See his wife who was in Labour. arivd there at 11h 30m Evng. her women were Calld. at [mr Youngs].  
29 7
XX. Birth John Youngs 2nd Daugt. XX.
Clear and Cold. mrs Young was Safe Deld at 2h morn of her 4th Child & Second Dagt. I tarried with her till after noon and returned home, left her & inft Cleverly. find mr Thwing here Dineing. at [       ]. Birth 4th. June [7 ] recd 9/.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.