Martha Ballard's Diary, March 21 - 27, 1806

21 6
Snowd. Son Lambard had 2 Swine Buschered. I helpt her Some packing her Glass & Croccry. Wilm is unwell but plays about Some. my son had a load of his goods Carried up to Varsalboro where he is going to remove tomorrow, had 2 loads Carried yesterdy. I wrode home in a Sleigh ys aftern. they gave me 5 lb pork & 51 herring and Some Crackers & pickeles. at Son Lambards. mr Ballard found our Cow with a Calf this morning.  
22 7
Clear part of ye day & Cool. mr Ballard went to where Son L. has livid, they had taken their departure before he reacht there. May the Great Parent of ye univers be with, Bless and Prosper them and giv them Grace to walk in the wais of Godliness. A mr Kidder here fm Penopscott for Sartifacate. at home. Son Lambard removd his famely to Varsalboro this day.  
23 1
Clear Except a little Snow in the morn. mr Ballard & Cyrus to meeting. Revd mr Stone Discoarsed foren fm Luke XIX C 14th V, aftern fm John 1st C 46th vers. mr Heartwel was in here after meeting. at home, wrote to Bror Collins Moore.  
24 2
Snowd all day and very Cold for march. I have washt. mr Ballard tended ye Barn and brot my water.   
25 3
Clear Part of ye Day. I have been at home, done my hous work &C. mr Ballard been to hollowell. at home.  
26 4
Clear. mr Ballard been to [mr] Catons, bot 1 BuSl wheat. was at Son Pollards, my Dagt Sent me 2 mins Pies & _ lb of Butter. I have Brewd and Done my hous work. mrs Heartwel had Some mitk & Creem, Shee Sent me Some nut Cakes. at home, Brewd. mr Ballard to mr Catons. I was infmd of ye Death [of] mrss Paterson.  
27 5
Clear and Cold. mr Ballard went to mr Cumingss mill, Caried 1_ Bushl wheat, _ Do rie & _ Do indien. he went to old mr S. Cumingss, bot a Chees, wd 16_ lb. I have finisht Brewing and Done Some other matters. heard of ye death of mrs Paterson. at home. mr Balld been to mill. Death.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.