Martha Ballard's Diary, April 12 - 17, 1809

[12] 4
raind. I Sett out to See mrss Wiman at 1h pm, find her very low. I watcht with her. Shee got but little rest. mrs Emry rose before day & I went onto ye Bed and Slept Some. at mr Wimans, watcht with his wife.  
13 5
raind all most all day & Evng. I returnd home about 9h Am after removing ye patient & Changing her Lining, left her Sleeping and a little Easier. I found Sally Farewel & Hannah Ballard here, they Slept with Pally Town here Last night. Sally here ys night allso. at Ditoes, his wife is very Law. Sally Farewel here.  
14 6
Cloudy & Some rain. I have made Candles, 13_ dZn. Sally Farewel left here after Breakfast. Patty went to Son Jonas, their infant is unwell. Shee was informd that mrs Wiman was a little delarious. at home, made Candles. Wm & Sally Sleep here.  
15 7
Clear. I have felt unwel but have Bakt and done part of my hous wk. Pally did my washing. Shee was Calld to watch with mrss Wiman, Shee is no better. Left & Wm Sleep here. at home, Bakt. Pally washt & went to watch wh mrss Wiman.  
16 1
Clear. mr Ballard to meeting. Revd mr Stone Spake fn fm 1 Corinh 15 C 34 V, aftn fm Matu C 7th 2nt v. Patty Came here at Evn, Says mrss Wiman is very weak. at home. Pally Sleeps here. mrss Wiman very Low.  
17 2
Cloudy part of ye day. Pally washt and went to mr Wimans, tarries. mr Ballard to Parrish Meeting. Son Cyrus Came home. [Dolly] Lambd Sleeps here. I have done hous wk & knit. at home. Cyrus Came home. Dolly Lambard here.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.