Martha Ballard's Diary, March 20 - 25, 1809

20 2
Clear part of ye day. mr Ballard & I Dind at Son Jonas. his wife and I went to See mrs Wiman aftern, find her very Low, Confind to her Bed. I returnd home, find Bror EbenZ Moore & wife here; they Sleep here. William Ballard Sleeps here. at Son Jonas & mr Wimans. Bror Moore & wife here.  
21 3
Clear Part of ye day. Bror & Sister left here homewd bound at 10h 30m Am. mr Ballard went to Amos Bonds, bt 1 Bsl Corn, 1 lb Butter, 2 do Lard. mr Brookss famely removd fm the Old house near night. Death James Cowen at Sidney. Lefaett & Wm Sleep here. at home. Bror & Sister Moore left here. Brooks removd.  
22 4
Snowd ys morn, Clear part of ye day. Dagt Lambard, Son Ephms wife and Allin & Sopha here. La faett & Wm Sleep here. mrs Smith Calld in here. Son Epms wife brot us 5 lb Cod fish, 1 do Butter & 5 do flower. at home. Dagts Lambd & Ballard here.  
23 5
Clear part of ye day. I have washt, Scolt my Pickles, knit &C. Le faett & Wm Sleep here. at home. a Funeral.  
24 6
Snowd till near night then raind at Evng. I have Bakt, knit & done other matters. am informd that a mr Chace Expired last night or ys morn and that mrs Kidder of watervill Came to her Fathers yesterday 2 weaks Since and Expired before morning. a Child allso of mr [    ] at P. Hamlins. Le faett & Wm Sleep here. at home. Two Deaths in this Town.  
25 7
Clear & Cold. I have mended hoes, knit & done other wk, hear yt mr James Cowen Expired last Tuesday, was interd on Thursday last. at [home].  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.