Martha Ballard's Diary, March 20 - 26, 1786

20 2
Clear and warm. mrs Foster Came here. we were Informd of ye Death of Susanna Savage who Deceast Last night.   
21 3
it Snowd this morn, a Cloudy Day. the River open & people Crost By water at fort western. the Corps of Susa Savage Interd at 3 o/ three O/Clok & 45m / PM /. mrs Foster gone. it is now 6 in Eving. I jest Receivd News of ye Death of Nathan Runelss wife who deceast ys morn.   
22 4
I was at home. ye Girls washt. mr Brooks Drank Tea with us, mr Foster also. Enforms yt mr Whiting of winthrop is Dangerously Sick. mr Ballard mending ye Dam. Jono out to look of Loggs, Came home very unwell. I poultist his hand and gave him Some herb Tea. A very Remarkable apearance in the hemisphere of Light together with Streams of Read.   
23 5
Clear. I have been at home, mended Ephms Briches. mr Ballard at work at ye Saw mill. Jono is much Better. we Boild some Linng warp.   
24 6
I have been at home. mr Ballard gone to Doct Coneys till noone. mrs Johnston Came here with her yongest Child. Polly Hamlin went from here to mr Crages, he is Returnd from the westward & Jese from Vasalboro.   
25 7
Clear. mr Jonston Came here, mr Biges also. mr John St on Left here for home ys aftern, and I went to mr Cowens with a Short webb to be wove. on my return Calld at Densmoores, his wife unwell. our Saw mill Begn to go ys Day.   
26 A
A very warm Day. I was very unwell in ye fore noon. attended Devine Servis aftern & Calld by Colo Norths Desire to See his Lady, Shee being unwell. I returnd home & went to Nr Savages to See his Dater Hannah, Shee being unwell. Hannah & Dolly gone to Neighr Williamss.   

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.