Martha Ballard's Diary, March 3 - 10, 1787

3 7
Clear morn. I finisht mrs Fosters [dress], helpt Brue & went to See mrs Williams aftern. Shee paid me 6/ for attending her at the Birth of her Daughter. it Snowd before morng & was windy. 36th Snow.   
4 A
A Clear Cool Day. we Dind on Spair rib. Dolly Rode to meeting on Ephm Cowans hors. Jono is 24 years old this Day.   
5 2
Snowd part of the Day. the girls washt and washt the East room. Anne Web & Nabby Pollard & Amos here. mr Ballard & Dicky getting timber for Mr Fosters well. I fitted Some Tow yn to Knit & Began a Stockin.   
6 3
X Birth. widow Mary Shepherds Dafter. X.
A Cold morn. I was Calld to See the widow Mary Shepherd in Travil. Left home at five, put her Safe to Bed with a Daughter about 4 PM. returnd home at 8 Evinng. mr Ballard been to mr Stephens and to the Hook. it Snowd Some. mr Winslow moovd this Day passt by mr Hainses.   
7 4
Clear & Cool. I went to mr Pollards & Doubled Some yarn. his wife & I went to Revd mr Fosters, mrs Weston there.   
8 5
Clear & pleast. Jono & ye Girls Sett out for winslow at 9h & 30m this morn. Revd mr Foster & Lady Dind here Esqr Petingale & Asa Williams also. informs his wife was Delivrd of a Dafter the 1st inst. Rufus Ballard came here.   
9 6
A snow Storm. Capt Suall here, and mr Ballard went home with him. he informs of the Death of Capt Howards Dafter Polly.   
10 7
it raind this morn. Capt Suall & mr Ballard went to mr Woodwards to See Georg Stone who is Confind with Lameness. Dicky Set out for home or to go to his Dads.   

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.