Martha Ballard's Diary, April 22 - 27, 1792

22 G
Clear. I have been at home. mr Livrmr, Densmr. Child, Hamlin, Burtn & their wives & others were here. Cyrus & Dolly at home, Jona & his wife & babe allso. at home. Company here.  
23 2
X. Birth Saml Jacksons Dagt. XX.
Clear. I was Calld by Saml Jackson to See his wife, who was Safe Deld at 1h pm of a Dagt. Shee had a turn of faintness but revivd. I left her and arivd at home about Sun Sett. at Saml Jacksons. Birth 14th. receivd6/ fee July 5.  
24 3
Clear, a frost this & a number of morns past. I have been at home. Bror Town & Cyrus Dind here & Slept this night. they Brot a mill Spindle to mr Savage to mend. mr Manley left here at noon. mr Ballard paid him for his Service here the month past. at home. Brr Town & Cyrus here. Manly left here.  
25 4
Clear. mr Ballard gon up in town. Ephm & John Savage brot home a Barril of pork from mr Pitts, 28lb Sugar @ /11d, 18lb Chocolat @ 1/5. Bror Town & Cyrus Came here at Evn & Sleep here. at home. Bror Town & Cyrus Sleep here.  
26 5
Cloudy, the wind N E. it raind and Snowd before night. mr Ballard is gone to winslow. Bror Town & Cyrus went Down about 2h pm. Jona went up, he had a Desk & Barl Cyder. I have been at home. at home. mr Ballard is gone to Winslow.  
27 6
Cloudy, Snowd in ye morn, Clear a little before night. mr Ballard Came home at noon. all well at Son Towns. he went to ye hook, has his Breud Barrild, Bot a tinn kettle, 3 Dippers & Fustian for Ephm Cloaths, went up to mill. I have been at home. at home. we had a hen, brot out 11 Chicks . 

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.