Martha Ballard's Diary, April 12 - 20, 1808

12 3
Snowd last night & ys morn, Cloudy and moderate. I have been kniting. at home.  
13 4
Clear and pleast. Willm Cypher hauld wood, 3 load for us from ye Eastwd of ye hous. I have removd Banking & knit Some. at home.  
14 5
Clear. I have workt in the door yard and knit Some, finisht a Stockin and began another. at home.  
15 6
Clear. I have workt in the gardin, Sett Cabbage Stumps & Turnips and knit Some. Cyrus been to mr Cumingss, brot us _ lb indien meal, Some rie and Some wheat. I bakt Some flower bread. mr Ballard fencing ye Gardin. at home. Sett Cabage Stumps & Turnips. mr Lambd Came home at 9h Evng.  
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raind Some thro ye day, faster at Evng. Dagt Ballard here to Tea. mr L been to ye Settlement, Cyrus allso; brot us home 6 lb Pork. our men removed ye hen hous Sett by the necessary. Allin Erected A Place for the hens to lay in. at home. Son Jonas wife here.  
17 1
rainy. mr Ballard & Son Cyrus to Meeting. Revd mr Stone Discoarst forenn fm Hebrews 2 C 3v, aflern fm 139 [Plalm] 7th V, whither Shall I go &C. at home. mr Ballard & Cyrus to meeting, Allin & Barny allso.  
18 2
raind part of the day. I was very Sick. mrs Farewel and Son Jonas wife here. at home, very Sick.  
19 3
Cloudy. I Still remain very ill. mrs Farewel left here for home. my pain Some abated. at home, very ill yet.  
20 4
Clear and pleast. I am So much better that I have done Some work. I hope I Shall have a true Sence of Gods goodness. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.