Martha Ballard's Diary, April 27 - May 3, 1803

27 4
Cloady. have been at home. raind. Dagts Ballard & Lambard and part of their Childn here, Old mrss Church allso. at home. Childn to See me.  
28 5
Cloudy & some rain. I workt some in my Gardin. Lydia had Compy, her Sister Zepporah, Hitty Hatch, Betsy Andrus & Polly mosier. at home.  
29 6
Cloudy. I have removed part of the Banking from the west side of the hous. Carried part to make it more level to the well and part towards the necessary hous. at home removing the Banking from the house.  
30 7
Clear. I have been at home, done some work in my Gardin and finishd a pare of small hoes. mr Ballard returnd. Dagt Ballard here to Tea. at home. mr Ballard relurnd.  
1 1
Cloudy, raind at night. mr Famely all attind public worship Except my Self. I was unwell and they did not find the hors till it was too late to go. the Ordinance of the Supper was Administred. mrss Cowen had a Bill for prayers. may God grant her all the Comfort that Shee Stands in need of in this life and may her better part be received at the Close of life to the relms of bliss and happiness. at home. it was Communion day. I receivd a letter fm Bror Collins of april 11th, it Came to hand yesterday.  
2 2
Cloudy. my husband & Sons Cyrus & Ephm are gone to town meeting. I have been working in my Gardin and fixing a better way to our well. I paid Lydia Nud one Dollar. at home. Sett Current Bushes.  
3 3
Clear and Colder, the ground was frosen ys morn. I got Greens in my gardin and Sett out Skellions. mr Ballard been to Son Pollards. Dagt Ballard Dind here. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.