Martha Ballard's Diary, March 8 - 16, 1803

8 3
Clear. I have been at home, workt on a Cottne Shift of my own. Phillip Bullin here at Evng. Son Jona & wife to mr Gills, they tarrie at Son Lambds all night. at home. [P. Bullin here.]  
9 4
Clear. I have been at home, Swept my Chambers. Le faett removd the Corn out of ye South Chamber into the north one. Lidia has been to Esqr Daviss to See her sister. Shee met her oldest Sister on her way (from Concord, N. H.) to Bellgrade. Miles Leathers, who livs at my sons, is unwell; has a pain in his Side. at home. Lidia to See her Sister _ ye day.  
10 5
Clear and very pleasant. I have been at home, Done Some Sewing [&] pickt Beens to Cook. mr Ballard down to the Settlement, P. Bullin Came home with him. Sally Pierce & Hannah Ballard and little Sally here. at home.  
11 6
Clear. I have been at home. Dagt Ballard & Betsy Andrews here to Tea. I finisht a Cottne Shirt for mr Ballard, the third I have had made for him this year. at home. Dagt Ballard here.  
12 7
Clear & Cloudy by turns. I finisht my Self a Cottne Shift. at home.  
13 1
Cloudy. mr Ballard, Cyrus, Ephm and Lidia went to meeting. I felt unwell and tarried at home. at home.  
14 2
raind and haild. Son Ephm Deliverd me 12/ which mr Gill Sent to me. I have been at home, felt unwell. at home.  
15 3
Cloudy and foggy. I have made one kettle of Soap and began to foot a Stockin for mr Ballard. at home.  
16 4
Cloudy. I have been at home makeing my Soap and kniting. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.