Martha Ballard's Diary, March 31 - April 13, 1787

31 7
Clear. mr Ballard been to Doct Coneys. I have been at home. Hannah Cool Sleeps here, Danl Robbins also. Cyrus Bot 1 lb Tea. Lidia & Aaron Foster Brot Cyrus 15 Eggs.   
1 G
Clear & Pleast. I attended Public worship. was at mr Westons at intermision. mr Savage Dind here.   
2 2
Clear. mr Ballard & Sons attended Town meeting. Hannah Cool Came here to work. Nat Taylor Sleeps here. I have been at home, helpt Dolly make a Shirt for Ephm.   
3 3
Clear & Cool. I combd 11 lb of flax. Hannah & Pamela washt, did ye work about house & spun 4 Skeins of Tow. Hanh Cool & Dolly spn 5 Skeins Linng. mr Ballard been to Town meeting.   
4 4
Clear & warm. I Combd 20 lb of flax. Revd mr Foster here. we killd a Swine, wt 160. Danl Robbins Sleeps hr.   
5 5
Clear. I Combd 20 lb of flax. mr Ballard went to mr Herseys to run a Line. our Saw mill went this Day & night.   
6 6
Clear. mrs Foster Came here. I spun Linng. Georg Boltons wife here, had 1 lb of Tow & 1 lb of hoggs Lard. mr Williams & Jono Brot a Barril of Rhum from the hook.   
7 7
Clear & warm. I have been at home. mrs Foster here yet. mr Ballard fixing gardin fence, the girls have spun 21 Skeins of Linning & 28 of Tow ys weak. the ice Broke & the river opend at ye Criks mouth.   
8 G
Clear & warm. I tarried at home. the Booms opend & the Loggs went out of ye Crick. mr Foster Came to help his wife home this morn. the river opend. a thunder Shower Began 11 Evn.   
9 2
Cloudy. Nathanl Bragg here, had some Salv, 1 oz. I have Been unwell.   
10 3
Clear. I have been unwell. Betsy Chever here. Cyrus Brot his Desk from Pattins. anaversery of John Towns Death.   
11 4
Clear. I have been unwell. Dolly & Hann Cool washt. thee girls finisht Ephm a shirt. the red Cow calvd.   
12 5
Snowd. I have been at home kniting. mrs Savage here afternn. mr Ballard been over the river to a meeting to Choose malitia officrs. they made Choice of mr Porter, Capt; John Shaw, Lieut; Asa Williams, Ens. [ ].   
13 6
Cloudy. I have been at home. mr Ballard to mr Bisbes. Dolly Been to mr Voses.   

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.