Martha Ballard's Diary, April 11 - 16, 1806

11 6
Clear foren, Cloudy aftern, very Cold. mr Ballard been to ye Settlement, bot 1 bushel Corn for the Sheep, price 6s. I went to See mrs Heartwel, Shee is unwel. funeral of mr Childs youngest Child. at mr Heartwels, his wife unwel.  
12 7
Clear Part of ye day and very Cold. I have Done my washing and other matters. mr Ballard been to ye Settlement, brot home _ gn Spirit, 1 qt Ginn, 4 lb Pork, 2 Doe Butter & 1 Skein Black Silk. at home, did my washing.  
13 1
Clear and Cold. mr Ballard & Cyrus went to meeting. Revd mr Stone Deliverd a Discoarsl forenn on ye Death of mr Childss youngest Child from 2nd Samuel 12 C 23 v. I have been at home. mr Heartwel here, Says his wife is better. at home.  
14 2
Clear and not So Cold. I have washt and fixt my old gownd [waist]. mr Ballard took Care of ye Barn and Cut wood. mrs Smith here, wanted herbs. her Babe has ye Canker. at home.  
15 3
Clear till near night. I did my ironing , mended mr Ballards Black small Cloaths & mrs Farewels. Dagt Ballard & Mta & Saml here to Tea. mr Son Came and Carried Marta home. mrs F. Sleeps here. at home. Sister Farewel Sleeps here.  
16 4
Clear and pleast morn. mrs Farewel left here before Breakfast to go to mr Benits. I have finisht mending my green Coat and did other mending, began a Stockin for Son Cyrus. mr Ballard been to mr Patridges, Says Mary Rockwood is yet alive. he bot me 2 lb Sugar and 20 rows of pins. at home. raind & Snowd aftern.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.