Martha Ballard's Diary, March 30 - April 6, 1796

30 4
Clear foren, Cloudy aftern, Snowd at Evng. Son Lambart Came here, he Spends ye night with us. my Dagt has been makeing my gouns. Cyrus went to Roland Smiths, bot me 4 yds Callico @ 4/, 16; 1_ yds Lining @ 1/10, 2/9. mr Dingley and Lady took Tea with me. I have been at home. I gave Dagt Lambart 1 yd & _ Calco for her work for me at this time. at home. mr Dingley, his wife and my Son & Dgt Lambt here. Son Ephm is 17 years old this night at 11 o Clock.  
31 5
A beautiful Clear morn. Son and Dagt Lambart went home after takeing breakfast. this Day is to be observed as a Day of Fasting and prayer thro this Commonwealth. at home. Nabby is unwell. Dagt Lambart went home.  
1 6
Clear till near night. I have Combd 8_ flax, had 5_ lb Tear. Son Jon a was here, informs me that mr Pierce is better. at home.  
2 7
Cloudy & rain. I have been at home. mr Ballard and Phillip returnd from Surveying at Varsalborough. Cyrus has been to ye fort & hook. at home.  
3 B
Clear and very pleasant morn. mr Ballard and Cyrus gone to Meeting, Phillip to his Dadys. I have been at home. at home. Son Ephm Came to See us at Evng
4 2
Clear. Town meeting. I have been at home. our men went to Town meeting. at home.  
5 3
Clear. I was Calld at 11h fornn to Wilm Chamberlains wife who is unwell. at Wilm Chamberlains.  
6 4
Clear. I was at Ditoes, my patient is not very well. we find Shee has an inclination to Drink rhum. Shee Drank about one quart, her illness increast. at Ditoes.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.