Martha Ballard's Diary, March 11 - 20, 1787

11 G
Clear & pleast. the funeral of Capt Saml Howards Daughter Polly was attended after meeting. Jono & ye Girls returnd from Son Towns & Patty Came with them.   
12 2
Clear & warm. mr Jacob Chandler & wife here, Capt Suall also. mr Leighton Sleeps.   
13 3
Rain, the wind S, the Snow wasted much. mr Ballard been to mr Westons. Capt Sewall here. I have Brewd. Gillbreath here helping Cyrus Dress the mill ys night.   
14 4
Clear. mr Weston & Lady here informs yt mrs Allin Expird, mrs Porter & mrs Loes Harris also. mr Ballard at mr Pollards. I have been at home.   
15 5
Clear. mr Ballard at mr Pollards. mr Jonston & wife & Neigr Williams & his wife, also. I have been at home. Mr Lapham here, Says his wife is no Better. mr Ballard went to ye meddow.   
16 6
Clear. mr Jonston & wife & Son Left here for home. mr Ballard gone to Capt Sualls. Jon gone to Joseph Fairbankss for hay. Sally Peirce here, mrss Chamln, Savage, Bolton, [Vinc] Savage & Sally Webb also. I made 6 Dos Candles. have been at home.   
17 7
Clear. Sally went from here. mr Ballard went to mr Browns. Jono Came home & mr Savage killed a Swine. I have been at home.   
18 G
A Cloudy Day, Snowd Last night. my Self & the Girls did not attend Divine Servis, Cyrus did.   
19 2
Clear & warm. mr Ballard posting his Book. mr Woodward & he Setled acounts. mrs Taylor here, Polly Savage & mrs Savage were here. I have Been at home, Twisted yarn & knitt. finisht a pair of Stockins & Began another. Rufas Came here aftern.   
20 3
Clear & pleast. mr Cumings, Jono & Rufus have been Dresing flax. mr Ballard is gone to mr Jonas Clearks. Revd mr Foster here ys morn. Lidia Foster here.   

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.