Martha Ballard's Diary, April 12 - 15, 1792
Cloudy morn, the ground just Coverd with Snow, the Sun Shone the
middle of ye Day, Cloudy at Evng. mr Ballard
been to Lay out a house Lott for mr Dany at ye
hook. I have been at home. mrs Porter & my Dagt Dolly
Sleep here. my Son Jona broke his mill Saw
ys Day. he had one Swine from here yesterdy,
and another ys Day.
at home. Carded Cottne. mrs Porter
Cloudy, a Chilly air. Esqr Cony here. I paid him for
his attendance & medesin for my Dagt Dolly. his Demand was
6/. mrs Porter left here after we Dind. my Dagts & Sally
Densmore went to help mrs Norcross quillt a Bed quillt. Pally went
to her uncles to take care at his little Son. Ephm went to
See her Safe there. I have been at home.
at home. mrs Porter went home, my Dagts
to quillting, Patty to Jonathans.
Cloudy & Some rain. mr Ballard has been to mr Seth J. Fosters
and to pittstn. Son Town Came here at Evng,
he left his famely well. he informs me yt
Hannah Davis has a Son a weak Old. I have been at home, mended
mr Ballards Short Coat. we had a Calf Come.
at home. Son Town here.
Clear, a frost ys morn. I wrode out as far as mr Shepherds.
Calld at mr Shaws, his inft is Better. mr Phillip
Norcross gave me 6/ as I was returning home, for my assisting
his wife the 20th of Jany.
I was at mr Shepherds & D. Colmans
& at [home].
Source: www.doHistory.org. Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.