Martha Ballard's Diary, March 22 - 29, 1804

22 5
Cloudy and Some rain. I have been at home, done my work, Brewd &C. am very much fatagud. at home.  
23 6
Clear part of ye Day. Dagt Ballard here to Bake, Shee made Nutts for Ephm. at home. Jonas wife Bakt here.  
24 7
Clear part of ys day. I have done my hous work and Cleand ye Chambers, Mended Stockins &C. I do feel very much fatagued. at home.  
25 1
Clear, A Pleast Sun but Cool air. I have been at home, feel very feeble but had my work to do. Shaw went to Sydni. at home.  
26 2
Clear. I have done my hous work but very [ ] unable. Lemuel went went [sic] to Son Pollards for Olliv Fletcher but Shee did not Come with him. Heman went to mr Churches for Phebe, Shee promist to Come to morrow. Lathrop Sleeph here.   
27 3
X. Birth David Edwardss & Lucy Shaws Dagt. XX.
Clear. Pheebe Church workt here. I paid her /9d. I was Calld at noon to go and See Lucy Shaw (who was at mr A. Brackets) in Labour and was Safe Deld about 2h pm of a Daught. Shee Declared that David Edwards was the True Father of the Child. I left her Comfortable and reacht home before SunSett, find Joanna Babcock here. Shee is Come to do our work. at mr Anthonys Brackets to See Lucy Shaw. Birth 2nd. out of wedlock. mrs Trask Sleeps [here]. fee recd Decr. 4th.  
28 4
Clear and very Pleast. I have been at home, helpt do hous work and mended Stockins and knitt some. at home.  
29 5
Clear. I have been at home, helpt do ye hous work and knit. we receivd a Letter from Son Cyrus of 25 inst, he was then well. Joanna washt. at home, recd a line from Cyrus of 25 inst.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.