Martha Ballard's Diary, March 23 - 28, 1790

23 3
Clear & pleast. I Came from mr Prescotts after Breakfast. mett mr Ballard on his way to Unity to Survey ye river. I arivd at home at noon. mr Prescott Dind here. he let me have 5 pecks of Rie for my service asisting his Lady. mr Livermore & Jesse Bullin took Tea here. I have been to see Neigr Savages folks; find them poorly with a Cold. mrs Patty left here. I am informd that mrs Mason Expird the 21st inst & her remains were Carried to Varsalboro for interment this Day. at mr Prescotts & Savages.  
24 4
Snowd. Foster Sett out for Portland. I went to see mrs Savage. Carried a Syrrip. Shee is some better. mr Ned Savages wife & Dagt Fanny there. my Son Ephm is gone to the meddow for mr Chamberlin; he returnd at Dusk. at Savages.  
25 5
Clear. I have been very Sick all Day & night. James Smith took half a bushel of Corn out of our mill last night of Georg Boltons & my Sons. at home. sick.  
26 6
Clear morn. I am Exceeding weak but Can git my Breath Easier. Gilbreath here helping Cyrus. mr Cragg, his Lady & her marm were So Kind as to Come to See me. it raind at Evn a little. at home. Sick.  
27 7
Cloudy. I am Easier but very weak. at home.  
28 C
Clear. I was Calld to See mrs Burjes who has the Collic. mrs Cragg was in Travil. I was Detaind there all night. mrs Braly Sent for me. they Could not Consint I [Shd] go. at mr Craggs.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.