Martha Ballard's Diary, March 2 - 9, 1805

2 7
Clear and very Pleast. mrs Pierce Dind. mr Crosby, his wife, mrs Cleark and her Childn took Tea here. I have ironed and ript an Old garnent. at home. Compy here.  
3 1
Clear. Dagt Lambd Sent for me to go there, I went. Son Ephm & wife there at Evng. a Suden Death. at Son Lambds, then Cyruss
4 2
Clear and pleast. Son Lambd and wife to mr Craggs. I nurst Wilm, he had one Crying turn. they returnd at 10h Evng. the remains of a mrs Fletcher were Conducted from mr Smylies to Belgrade. Shee Expired in her Chair yesterday morning. at Ditoes. Son Cyrus left mr Lambds after Breakft.  
5 3
Clear. Dagt Lambd went to mr Gills. my Son Conducted me home. my Dagt gave me 2 lb Butter, find that Son Cyrus brot me 22 lb flower. Wilm is Better. Son Ephm here for a plan of Hamden. at Ditoes, Genl Sewals & at home.  
6 4
X. Birth Amos Bralys Dagt. XX.
Clear. I was Calld at [8]h ys morn to See Amos Bralys wife who was Safe Deld at 11 of a Daugt. I left them Cleverly and went to Son Pollards at 2, returnd home at 8h Evng. mr Hodges Conducted me. at Amos Bralys & Son Polds.Birth 1st. recd 9/ as a rewrd.  
7 5
Clear part of the day, foggy aftrn. Sister Barton Came here. mrs Pierce Dind and took Tea here. Linda Pitchel Came here. at home.  
8 6
Clear. I have been at home. Sist Barton [is] with me. at home.  
9 7
Cloudy morn. Sister Barton has been very unwel ys night past, Seems Better this morn. her Son Elijah Came for her, Shee Sett out for home. I wish her Safe return to her habitation and prosperity [to her]. at home. Sister Barton left here.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.