Martha Ballard's Diary, March 22 - April 4, 1811

22 6
Cloudy. mrs Gill & I to mr Herrins, his wife is unwel. at mr Herrins.  
23 7
Bth mr Philbrooks 4th Son.
Cloudy, raind at night. I was Calld to See mrs Philbrook who was in labour. Shee was Deld at 5h 30m pm of her 4th Son & 7th Child. I left her very Comfortable. at mr Philbrooks. Birth 3d. recvd 1/6d
24 1
Clear & pleast. Son Jona Sleeps at Son Lambds. high 25 2 wind & rain at night with thunder. at Son Lambds.  
25 2
Clear. I am at Son Lambds Carding Cottne. at Ditoes.  
26 3
Cloudy. I was to See mrs Philbk, Shee is not so wel as we Could wish. her Son Pitts is Sick & her Nurs is lambe. at mr Philbks.  
27 4
Cloudy. I was at Ditoes, Shee is better. Son Jona Came to Son Ls in the night. at Ditoes  
28 5
Clear. I was at Detoes, his Son very Sick. Nurs lambe. at ditoes.  
29 6
Clear morn, Cloudy aftn. Son L. Calld [me] up in the night, his wife very unwel. Shee got Easier & I Slept a little. at Son Lambds.  
30 7
Snowd all day. I have Carded Cottne &C. at Ditoes.  
31 1
Snowd foren. Son Jona & Jona Junr at Son Lambds. Cushman Hail Expired ys morn. Funeral of John Brown ys day. at Ditoes. Funeral J. Brown.  
1 2
raind & Snowd. Town meeting. mr Barllet Came to work for Son Jona. at Ditoes.  
2 3
Clear part of ye Day. Funeral C. Hail. I have been at my Son Lambds. at Ditoes. Funeral  
3 4
Cloudy. I have felt unwel, have a bad boil. mrs Gill to mr Herrins. at Ditoes.  
4 5
Birth Son Lambds 4th Dagt and 9th Child.
Cloudy. Dagt Lambd [had] her women and Shee was Safe Deld of [her] 4th Dagt & 9th Child at 2h pm. it wd 10/ 2/1 lb. Shee Seems Comfortable as Can be Expected. may we bless [  ] auther. Patty Town Came to Nurs her. at Ditoes. Birth 4th.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.