Martha Ballard's Diary, March 28 - April 2, 1806

28 6
Clear. I have been at home, Bakt Brown bread & Pumkin Pies. mr Ballard been to ye Settlement, bot 2 lb Buller, Do of Sugar & 1 Skein black Silk. at home, was infor of ye Death of mr Clefard.  
29 7
Clear & Cold. mr Ballard went to the Barbers. we had 2 loads hay brot fm meddow. I have Bakt Some apple Pies & wheat Bread and dn Some washing. my husband brot home _ Gn Spirirt & 8 lb lard. at home.  
30 1
Clear. Son Cyrus Came home and his Father & he went to meeting. Revd mr Stone Discoarsed fm Luke 14 C 18 V. mrs Heartwel brot her youngest Child for me to See, it has had ye itch and has a Sore head. H., T., M., Saml Ballard, Betsy Wiman & Saml here. at home, mrs Heartwel & others here.  
31 2
Clear till aftern when it was Cloudy. I have done my washing and hous work. mr Ballard been to measure the Lot which mr Densmore formerly livd on, at the request of mr Bridg. Wilm and Martha Ballard here. at home, washt.  
1 3
Clear and Spring like, grew Cold at Evng, Snowd Some. I have been at home, ironed my Cloaths &C. at home.  
2 4
Clear and very Cold. mr Ballard been to ye Meddow Lott, finds Treaspas has been made there on. he went to ye Settlement. Ben & Le faett got up some wood for us. I have wound 3 Skeins hoes yn, wound & Doubled 3 Do. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.