Martha Ballard's Diary, March 25 - 31, 1810

25 1
X. Birth John Pierces Son, first born. XX.
Clear part of ye day. I was Calld after 1h Pm to See the wife of John Pierce who was in Labour. Shee was delivd about 2 of a Son, her first Born; her husband absent. Sister Barton & Son Jonas wife there but Shee was Delivd before they arivd. Sist & I got home at dusk. at Capt Smilh. Birth 4th. Jany 19 recvd the [last] of my Due.  
26 2
Cloudy foren. Sist Barton went to Son Jonas at 11 O clock. it began to Snow at 3h Pm. Wm Bald Sleeps here. at [home].  
27 3
Clear. I have done hous wk, began to brew. was Calld to Son Jonas, Elisabeth is Sick. EbenZ Trask and wife there, he Conducted Sist Barton & I home in his Sleigh. at Son Jonas, the babe is Sick.  
28 4
Clear part of ye day. James Purington and his uncle here. my Sist Sleeps here. at home.  
29 5
Clear part of the day. I have done hous wk & knit. was Calld to Son Jonas at 9h 30m Evng to See James and Elisabeth who are unwel. I tarried all night. at Son Jonas.  
30 6
X. Birth B. Shaws 2nd Dagt. XX.
Clear. mr Ballard Came to Son Jonas, took Breakfast and we Came home. left ye Childn better. I was Calld at 3h 30m pm to See B. Shaws wife East of ye Bridg. Shee was Deld of a Dagt, her Second Child, about 11 Evng. I tarried till morn. at Ditoes & B. Shaws. Birth 5th. recd 9/ Cashas reward.  
31 7
Clear. I left patients Cleverly and reacht home at 11h 30m Am, feel fatagued. Son Jona and Edmond Warrin here. Son Epm 31 years old yesterday. at mr Shaws, fee recevd.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.