Martha Ballard's Diary, April 14 - 21, 1803

14 5
Clear. I have been at home. Cyrus and I removd the banking N of ye front doore. I Shoveled it into my Sellar to fill a wet place under the Stairs. Lydia went to see Betsy Andrews. at home. Dagt Ballard here to Tea. Jack brot Hannahhome.  
15 6
Snowd. mr Ballard returned home. I have not felt very well. Jona is very unwell with a Cold. at home. mr Ballard returnd.  
16 7
A Severe Snow Storm. I have been So unwell I have not Sett up but part of the day. the remains of Deacon Coney were intered this aftern. at home unwell. Funeral of Deacon Cony.  
17 1
Snowd and blowd & raind. our men Seeking for the Sheep, found Some of them. mr Ballard to meeting aftern. a funeral discoars was Deld by ye revd mr Stone from PSalm 37th C and 37th vers. at home.  
18 2
Clear part of ye day. I have been at home Sewing raggs. mr Ballard been down to ye Settlement, brot home _ gn Rhum, qt Ginn, _lb Tea and a Spair rib which Son Lambd Sent me. at home.  
19 3
Clear. I have been at home, helpt do hous work. Lydia washt. we roasted a Spare rib, Dagt Balld here and partook of it. at home. Dagt Ballard & Sally here.  
20 4
Clear. Ihave been at home. Son Lambard removd to the house where mr David Thomas has lived. at home.  
21 5
Clear. I have been at home, mr Ballard to Hallowell. Lydia to See her Sister and help her quillt a Bed quilt. Son Lambard has been here. at home. Son Lambd here.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.