Martha Ballard's Diary, April 6 - 14, 1801

6 2
Clear and Pleast. mr Ballard and Cyrus went to meeting for govr & senator. I have been removing the Banking from the East Side South End, part of ye west Side and N End of the hous; removd Chips allso. at home. a meeting for choic of Gov and Senator.  
7 3
Clear till Evng. I have workt out doors, removd Banking and [hoeud] round the hous. Son Lambard here, his famely well. at home, workt out doors.  
8 4
Cloudy. I dug the ground and Sett 165 Cabbage Stumps and french Turnips. I was Calld, after I had done, to go and See the wife of Georg Rhead who was in a weak Situation. mrss Mott & Woodwd there all night. I Slept some. at mr Rheads ys night. workt in my gardin all day.  
9 5
at mr Rheads.
Snowd foren, Cloudy aftern, raind at Evng. my Patient was Deld at 2h pm, the Birth premature. I left her as well as Could be Expected and returnd at 5. it is Fast day. mr Ballard and Allin Lambard have been to meeting. at Ditoes. Case 9th, recd 6/.  
10 6
A very rainy day. mr Ballard got some wood and went to mr Cypherss for hay. I have workt some in the Seller and knitt on mr Lambards Stockins & doubled thread. at home. A very rainy day and Evng.  
11 7
Cloudy & Clear by turns. I have been at home, have not been very well. mr Ballard been to mr Cypherss for hay. at home. Snowd this morn.  
12 1
Clear. mr Ballard and Betsy at meeting, Ephm to Son Lambds. Allin has not been well. at home. Dorkis marrd Nicolas.  
13 2
Clear. I have had pain in my head and Stomach but did a little work in my Gardin. Polly Pollard, Sally Savage, Abby Sewall & Son Lambard took Tea here. mr Ballard been to a Parrish meeting. Allin went home. at home.  
14 3
Clear. mr Ballard been to Lay out a road thro James Keatons land. mrs Edson here for gardin Seeds, her husband bot Son Jonas Old Cow. I have knitt Some, mended a Coat for my husband and workt some out doors removing Chips. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.