Martha Ballard's Diary, April 15 - 23, 1791

15 6
mr Ballard is Surveying for mr Norcross. my Girls went to mr Childs on a visit. I have been at home. mr Jones Came up, Gillbreath with him to work on the Corn mill. mrs Benjamin here, Molly Wall also. at home. my Girls to mr Childs.  
16 7
Clear. I have been at home. mr Ballard Ploughing, Ephm with him. at home.  
17 B
Clear and very Pleast. I have been at home. mr Hamlin & wife here. Some young Ladies here at Evng. Gillbh and Cyrus went to Varsalboro. we had a Loin of Veal for Dinner. at home, had Company.  
18 2
Clear & pleast. mr Ballard went Down with part of our furniture. my Girls washt. mr Andrews & mrs Bolton here. I have been at home. mrs Savage here. at home, had Company.  
19 3
Clear. I have been at home. mr Ballard went to the meddow, my Girls to mr Hamlins. mrs Benjamin Brot my yarn. at home. mrs Benn here, my Girls gone out.  
20 4
Clear morn, Cloudy aftn. I have been at home. Old mrs Cowen here, mrs Savage allso. my Girls went there at Evn. mr Ballard Carrying Down our Efects. at home, fixing to remove.  
21 5
Clear. we removd from the mills to the house which was old Leut Howards, and Peter Jones went to the mills with his famely. we removd our famely. mrs Savage & Polly helpt me.  
22 6
Clear Except a sprinkling of rain. mr Ballard went up to ye mills. Jon a & Son Town Came down with Loggs. Town Came here, informs me his wife is not so well as hee was, his little Dagt is Better. at home. Began my Gardin. Son Town here.  
23 7
Cloudy & a Brisk South wind. Son Town left here. mr Ballard went to mr Joness, had his mare Dockt. I have been at home. Cyrus Came here at Evng. Capt Lathrop went up with a Sloop ys aftn. Magr Getchel Expird this Day. at home. mr Town left here. I wrote to Doct Barton. a Death.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.