Martha Ballard's Diary, March 23 - 30, 1808

23 4
Clear and warm. I have been at home, not very wel. mr fingers Soar. at home.  
24 5
rainy. I have wound & Doubled yarn. Son Jona Calld here aftern, informd us that Old mr Cowen Departed this life ys day, aged 89 years. at home. Death of Old mr Cowen.  
25 6
Clear part of ye day & Cooler. I have been winding & doubling Cottne yarn for Daught Lambard. Shee has been to Son Jonas this aflern. mr Ballard to the Settlement, was at Son Ephms; they were wel. at home. Daugt Lambd to Son Jonas.  
26 7
Clear. mr Ballard attended Funeral of Old mr Cowen. A mr Fogg Performd, delivered a discoars from Revelations 14 C 13 vers, right Blessed &C. Sons Lambard & Cyrus Came home at Evng. I have finisht doubling Daugt Lambards Cottne yn, there were 15 Sceins. at home. Funeral Old mr Cowen. Death Edsons infant.  
27 1
Clear. mr Ballard & Cyrus to meeting. Revd mr Stone Discoarst foren from [no entry]. Son & Dagt Lambd went to son Jonas. I have been at home, wrote to Bror Collins Moore to Send by mr Rockwood. at home, wrote to Bror Collins Moore.  
28 2
raind part of ye day, Cold before and at night. I have been at home, performd various kinds wk. began my Self a pair hoes at Evng, knit 20 purls. at home. Funeral Calvin Edsons infant.  
29 3
Clear and Cold. I have been kniting. Son Ephm here. at home.  
30 4
Clear. I have been at home, finisht a Stockin mrs Wiman & Dagt Ballard here. Son Ephm has Seen 39 years this day. at home. Son Ephms Birth day.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.