Martha Ballard's Diary, April 10 - 15, 1794

10 5
Clear. Dolly went to Shepherds, Bot a Goun patron for Sally Cocks at 4/ pr yd; at Capt Fille browns bt me a 1/2 lb Shushn Tea, 2/9 & 3lb Sugar @ 1/4 - 4/. mr Ballard is gone to mr Bisbes, Cyrus to pittstn. at home.  
11 6
Clear. I have been at home. Doct Coney Calld here. mr Ballard went to ye hook. I had a Severe pain in my head at Evng & greatly opprest with wind in my Stomach. had got So much Ease as to Sleep when I was Calld by moses Springer to See his Lady. at mr Moses Springers.  
12 7
X. Birth Moses Springers Son. XX.
Clear. I was at mr Springers, his Lady was Deld at 5h 27m morn of a Son. I lefe her & inft very Comfortable & returnd home at 11h. I went on to ye bed & Slept. mr Ballard been to ye hook. Betsy Voce was here. at Ditoes. Birth 16th. recd 7/6. a first Born.  
13 E
Clear & pleast. Dolly wrode up the wood road ys morn. Moses Pollard & wife & Hitty Pierc here. I have been at home. we Cookt a Legg of Pork. at home. Son & Dagt Pollard here.  
14 2
Clear & very pleast. mr Ballard went to Pownalboro. I have been at home, finisht footing a pr hoes for mr Balld. mr Densmores Dagts here. Old mr Hinkley Dind here. at home. Dolly had Company.  
15 3
Clear & very Pleast. Dolly & Sally gone to Son Pollards. Son Town Came home with ym, his famely are well. I have been at home. at home. ye Girls to mr Pollards. Son Town here.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.