Martha Ballard's Diary, March 18 - 23, 1792

18 G
Clear foren, Cloudy aft n, Snowd at Evn. mrs Densmore was here ys Day. David Sleeps here. Cyrus at home . I have been at home. Jona had a Sheep lambd. I gave Dolly a Decoction of the two worm woods. at home. mrs Densmore here.  
19 2
rain in ye morn, foggy all Day. mr Ballard, Epm & D. Densmr brot hay from mr Waids. I have been at home. Hannah washt. Cyrus went to his mill. Dolly to her Service, her Sheep is better. at home.  
20 3
Cloudy till 9h. morn, when ye Sun Shone, very pleast ye remainder of ye Day, Cool at Evng. mr Ballard Ephm & D.Densmore are gone to ye medow. John Savage Sett out with ye Teem a little before night. I have been at home knitting on a Stockin of mr Ballards. Jona has been to ye hook & ye fort. Polly Cowen Swore a Child on Phinneas Pain ys day. at home mr Ballard gone to ye meddow.  
21 4
Cloudy morn, Sun Shine the most of ye aftern. mr Ballard returnd from the meddow, the Boys with him, they brot a little hay home. Jon a has been to the wood, had Shingles brout out. he went to See James Savage, finds him very low. I have been at home, finisht knitting mr Ballard a pair of hoes. Hannah is gone to mr Dinsmores, Polly Livermr allso. at home. Hannah went to mr Densmrs.  
22 5
Cloudy morn, Clear the rest of ye Day, the Sun Eclipsed. Jona Brot his wife here. mrs Densmore here on a visit, her husband & mr Waid Supt. mr Livermr & wife, mr Ballard & I went to mr Phillip Norcroses, their Childn have the Cough. Colo Sewall here foren. at mr Norcross
23 6
Clear foren Snowd a little before night, raind at night. mr Ballard went for hay but Could not get to it, Came home much fatagud. mr Livermore & wife had our hors & Sliegh, went to ye hook, Came back at 2h. P.M. Dind. Shee Spent aftn here, went home at Evn. I have been at home. at home. Isaiah Manly workthere.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.