Martha Ballard's Diary, March 18 - 29, 1785

18 6
Clear & pleast. I went to mr Westons; walkd.   
19 7
Birth. Tylars son. XX
Clear & pleast. Brother Town Dind here. Enformd that his Daugt Hannah has had ye Collik. mrs Foster here; Drank Tea. James Cowen here. James Moore Came to Conduct me to Nathn Tylars. I arivd about Sun sett. put mrs Tylar to Bed with a Son at 8 [oc] in Eving. I tarrd all night.   
20 B
Clear & pleast. Returnd From Tylars. Poll Savage here. Enformd me of ye Death of Benn Browns Daft, Nabby. mr Burn & his Brtr Jesse & Hannh Crage, [Talk] North off [      ] here. Jona Retrd from Sebestack; all well there.   
21 2
Clear. mrs Forbes here to Bake. Peggy & Babe with hr. I attended Funeral of Benn Browns Daftr, Nabby, who Deceast 19th inst, being 4 years & 1 Day old. mr Bald met Select Gentm at Isaac Clearks.   
22 3
Snowd all day. mr Ballard gone to Bumbr Hook makng Raits. I was at home all Day. Poll Savg here. I finsht my Self a pair hoes & Sowd up a Sheet.   
23 4
Clear, Cold & Blustring. mr Ballard gan to ye Hook.   
24 5
Cloar & Cold. mr Ballard Returnd home to night. I have been Some unwell to Day.   
25 6
Clear & Cold. Hannah & Dolly Gone out ys aftern. mr Taylor, His Dr Polly & Saml Duttun Junr Dind here. I was at home all day.   
26 7
Clear, thawd a little. mr Ballard wrote warrants. I was at home. Hannah finsd Ephes Shirt. mr Savage here, Said wm Kennudy has brougt his wife home.   
27 B
Clear. Theophelus Hamlin arivd here from oxford, by whom we Recd a Letter fm Br Collins moore which Enforms of ye Death of Ebinz Davis's wife. Capt Lambs wife of Charltn, Solon Cooks & Ebnz Davis Junrs wives Died in Child Bed; Infants Deceast also. he Enfms of Death of old Lady Harris.   
28 2
Clear part of ye Day; Some rain & haill & [Shnow]. I went to See Woodward Allins wife. Saw mrs Hardin there.   
29 3
Clear & Pleast. Hannah went to mr Westons. Old mrs Batton here. I was at home all Day. my son Ephrms Birth Day; Aged six years.   

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.