Martha Ballard's Diary, January 24 - February 13, 1807

24 7
Snowd forenn. I have been at home, washt Some and did my hous work. Capt Smith and mr Soal brot us wood. Jona B. Junr Sleeps here. at home. Jona B. Junr Sleeps here.  
25 1
Birth Anta Bracketss 2nd Daugt.
Clear [&] Cold. Son Cyrus Came home and went to meeting. I have Bakt bread and Pies, was Calld at 2h pm to go and See the wife of Anthina Bracket who was in Labour. her illness Came on while at the hous of worship. Shee was Safe Deliverd at 6h Evng of her 2nd Daught and 7th Child. I left them as well as Could be Expected, arivd at home at 11h 30m. at a. Bracketts. Birth 2nd.  
26 2
Clear and very Cold. I have been at home. Cyrus went to the Settlement foren and to mr Cumingss aftern. Jona and Wm B. Sleep here. at home.  
27 3
Snowd. I was Calld at 12 o Clock by EbenZr Trask to go and See his wife who is unwel. mrs Hammond was brot there before my arival. Shee and lhe women went home and I tarried with her till Feby ye 8 when I Came to Son Pollards. tarry till Monday 9th when I was Calld back. at home. Calld to mr Trasks in ye night.  
10 3
Birth EbenZr Trasks Dagt. XX.
mrs Trask was Safe Delived ys morn before day light of her 3 Daught and 9 Child. I left her and inft Cleverly & relurnd home before noon. at mr Trasks. Birth 3d. receivd 1 Dollar & 5 lb flax.  
11 4
Clear. I have been at home. mrs Wade, [ward] & wiman to See me, mrs Brown allso. at home.  
12 5
Clear. mrs Smith here at Evng. I have Done a larg wash. at home.  
13 6
Clear part of the day. Deac Page, mr Woodward, mr Bullen & wife here. mr Ballard gone to mill. mr Wdwd brot me Some mitk & Chees. Deacn Page gave me 20 Cents. at home, friends here. mr Ballard to Mill.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.