Martha Ballard's Diary, January 30 - February 5, 1787

30 3
Clear & very pleast. I was Calld to see mr Savages Dafter, find her very Low. Set up with her all night. Shee pukt up a considerable quantity of phlegm and Seems Some revivd.   
31 4
Clear. I Came home at noone. Left his Brothers & Sister there. found Son Town here who informs his Little Dafter is unwell Still, thee rest of his family well.   
1 5
Clear morn. Son Town went home. I was Calld to mr Savages, gave Lidia some Senna. it Snowd at Evinng. I Set up all night.   
2 6
X Birth. Benn Blaks Dafter. X.
Clear. I Came home & Dolly went up. mr Ballard unwell. Jono & Dicky gone to the meddow. I went to Bed at 7 & was Calld at 10 to go to mrs Blake in travil. Shee was Deliverd of a Dafter half after 11 [in] Evnn. I tarried all night. its very cold.   
3 7
Pleast. I returnd from mr Blakes with mr Hewen, went directly to mr Savages. Lidia Expird at half after 1/O Clok. Pamela and Hannah there. we Came home at 4. I feel very much fatagud. we left mr Ned Savage & wife there.   
4 A
Exceeding Cold. Revd mr Moore preacht. my Self & the Girls Staid at home. Enoch Crage & Polly Taylor here at Evinng. Eph[e] has the tooth aik.   
5 2
Very Cold, Snowd. we attended funeral of Lidia Savage. John is Some Better. mrs Savage unwell. Dolly went there in ye morning. Deacon Emerson maid the prayer.   

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.