Martha Ballard's Diary, February 13 - 18, 1797

13 2
Clear and pleast morn, Cloudy aftern. I left mrs Burtun & infant Cleverly and Came home at 9h morn. Sent for mrs Leach to wash for me, She Came. at mr Burtuns.  
14 3
Clear. I have been at home, Bakt Bread & mins Pies, feel much fatagued at Evn. at home.  
15 4
Birth Son Jonas 3d Son.
Clear. I rose and did my mornings work and Mended mr Ballards Every day Coat. Son Jona brot his two Sons here and Conducted me to See his wife who is unwell, he went and brot mrss Andrews, Savage, Sanders & Dagt Lambart. his wife was Safe Deld at 6h Evn of her third Son & 4th Child. I tarried all night, mrs Savage & my Dagt allso. at son Jonas. Birth 10th.  
16 5
Clear. I am at Son Jonas, he Conducted mrs Savage and my Dagt home and brot mrs Leach to Nurs his wife, then brot me home. I left them as well as Could be Expected. his little Sons Came home when he brot nurs. at my Sons.  
17 6
Cloudy. a young man by the name of Huse Came here to work. I have been doing house work. mr James Page and Philp Bullin Dind here. at home.  
18 7
Clear. mrs Eunice Stackpole Dind here. mr Ballard bot me a pair of Leather Slipers of mr Bond, price 7/. he went to Son Jonas aftern, finds them Comforlable. mr Huse began to Break our flax. Ezra Town Came to bring a Cow here, he and Son Ephm Sleep here. I have been at home. at home. mrs Eunice Stackpl here.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.