Martha Ballard's Diary, January 12 - 20, 1810

12 6
Cloudy. I relurnd from mr Babcocks, left his wife a little more Comfortable. Patty finisht my Gound. Patty at mr Babcocks.  
13 7
Clear. I have been at home. Patty to Son Jonas. Son Lambd Sleeps [h ]. at home.  
14 1
Clear and Cold. Son Ephm & wife and Childn Came here. I was Seisd with a Collic pain ys morn, am very ill at night. Son Jona, his wife and part of his Childn, Son Lambard allso, Spent Evng here. at home, Sick [with] ye Collic. Childn here, Patty returnd.  
15 2
Clear. I have been at home, unwel. at home.  
16 3
at home, very unwel. at home.  
17 4
[No entry.]   
18 5
X. Birth Purkinss 1st Dagt, 2nd Child. XX.
Clear. we had men giting wood. I was Calld to See mrs Babcock, find find [sic] her very ill. was Calld at Evng by mr Purkins to see his wife in Labour. Shee was delivd before 10h Evng of her 2nd Child & first Dagt. I tarried all night. at mr [Babcocks] & Purkins. Birth 2nd. recd9/ as a rewd.  
19 6
A very Severe Storm of Snow. I tarried at mr Purkinses all day, was Calld back to mr Babcocks at Evng. his wife is very ill. I Sett up part of this night. at ditoes & ditoes.  
20 7
Clear and Cold. I was at mr Babcocks all day. Doct Cony Came to See the patient, ordered Senna to be given. I Sett up all night. mrs [ ] was very ill all night. at mr Babcoks.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.