Martha Ballard's Diary, April 22 - 26, 1803

22 6
Clear. I went to my Sons to see his Son Jona who hurt him Self yesterday at his uncle Lambds. we are aprehensive he has a Briech. we Bathd and bandaged him and I Came home. I am informd that mrs Whitwell was Delivd last night, her infant Expired Soon and Shee Expired this morning at 4 O Clock. Dagt Ballard took Coffee here, her Son Wilm Sleeps here. may God Support the bereeved in their affliction and be better to them than what he has taken from them. at home. hear of the Death of mrs Whitwel & infant. mr Livermore here this aftern.  
23 7
Clear. I Sett 10 Curent Bushes, have been Sorting Beens and doing other matters. mr Ballard been down into the Settlement. Fanny Hodges and Hannah & Sally Ballard here. Son Ephm & Lathrop to work for Son Lambard. at home.  
24 1
Clear & Cloudy by turns. I went to meeting and to the hous of mr Whitwell. his wife and infant were interd, a vast Concoarce of people followed in procecsion after the Corps. we had but one Service at the meeting hous. Revd mr Stone was Calld to attend a funeral at Capt Homans, Varsalborough. mr Gillet Presided at mr Whitwels. I am informd that mrs Cowen is failing very fast. at meeting and at the funeral of mrssWhitwall & infant. I Calld at mr Pittss, mr Thwings& Moodys.  
25 2
Clear. I have been at home. Dagt Ballard & Sally Dind here. at home. mr [Balld] to Parish meeting.  
26 3
Clear. mr Ballard Sett out for Davis Town. mr Merril & mrs Forbs, Dagt Ballard & Sally Dind. mrss Crage took Tea here. I have been at home. at home. mr Ballard gone to Davis Town. mrs Forbs & Crage here.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.