Martha Ballard's Diary, April 6 - 11, 1809

6 5
Cloudy the most of ye day. mr Ballard been to Meeting, it is Fast day. Revd mr Stone Discoarst fm psm 80, 9-10-11-12th verses. I hear that mrss Wiman is a little Easier. Left & Ephm Sleep here. at [home]. Son Jonas here, James is better.  
7 6
Snowd foren, Clear aftn & Even. I have done hous wk. Epm & Wm Sleep here. at [home]. mrs Wimn no better.  
8 7
Clear foren, Cloudy aftn. Pally Town Came and did Some washing and mending for me. mr Ballard to ye Settllement, bot 10 lb Tallow, 2_ do Pork. I have done hous wk & knit. Le fat & Ephm Sleep here. at [home]. hear yt mrs Wiman no better.  
9 1
Clear & Cold. mr Ballard to meeting. Patty Town to Son Jonas. Hannah here with James, Says mrss Wiman is Some Easier. Revd mr Stones Text foren psalms 58 vers 11, aftern 1st Corenth 10 C 31st vers. Left & Wm Sleep here. at home. [Hannah] & James & Marta here.  
10 2
Clear and Cool. I have done hous wk. Pally Town Came here, mended Cloaths for my husband & Cyrus. Le faett & Ephm Sleep here. at home, Pally here.  
11 3
Cloudy the most of ye day. Patty went to Son Jonas after Breakfast. I have brot Potatoes fron ye Cellar & washt them. Le faett, Ephm & Wm Sleep here. infm me Mrss Wiman is thought to be near the Close of life. Patty gone to watch with her. may the great Supporter of Soul & Boddy Support her and may her Famely & friends be resigned to his will. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.