Martha Ballard's Diary, March 30 - April 5, 1808

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.  
31 5
Clear. I have been at home, knit Some. Cleand ye door yd Some. at home.  
1 6
Clear part of the day. I workt Some in ye door yd & knit some. was at Son Jonas part of aftern quilting on a Bed quilt. mrs Wiman and Dagt Lambd there. at Son Jonas.  
2 7
Clear part of ye day. I have been to Son Jonas to help her quilt her Bed quilt. what [elce] I have endured I wish not to write. Son Lambard Came here before 9h ys Evng from the Settlement, perhaps for A Caucus. at Son Jonas to quilt on a Bed quilt.  
3 1
Clear. mr Ballard & Cyrus to meeting. Son Jona, his wife and Part of yr Childn & Rhoda Pollard here. at home.  
4 2
Clear part of this day. mr Ballard & Cyrus to Town meeting, Son Lambd allso. Saml Pollard dind here. Daugt Lambard and Childn to Son Jonas. at home, knit Some.  
5 3
Cloudy, raind Some. I heard that Sally Ballard was Sick and went to my Sons, find here relievd and Cleverly. her Complaint was the Collic. I tarried and quilted on my Dagts Bed quilt till Sun Sett. we did not finish it. at Son Jonas, Sally has been unwel.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.