Martha Ballard's Diary, March 1 - 5, 1810

1 5
Clear Part of ye day. I have done hous wk. Jona Junr & Wm Sleep here. at home.  
2 6
Clear. I have washt. Betsy Andrews here to Tea. I knit in ye Evng. no one Slept here. Son Jona informd us mr Devenport and mrs Balchelder of Hallowell were dead and Buried. be ye allso ready. Son Jonas wife gave us 5 lb fish, A Loaf Bread & 5 lb rie flower this weak. at home. News of Deaths.  
3 7
Clear. I have done hous wk, knit and mended things. mrss Smith here, had 5-2/1 qts Beens; brot home meal & Candle Shee had borrowed of me. Wm Trask & Jona Junr Sleep here. at home. mrs Smith here.  
4 1
Clear and pleast. Wm Trask took Breakfast. Son Jona & his Son Jona Dind. this is the anniversary of Son Jonas Birth, 47 years. we were informd that an infant Child was found under a wharf at Hallowell this day, Dead. at home. Son Jona has Seen 47 years ys day.  
[5] [2]
Clear part of ye day, Snowd before night. mr Ballard has been to Town meeting. he brot 2 lb Sugar fm mr Livermore & 1 qt Spirit. Lefaett Supt with us. I have done hous work & knit some, Piquet Beens &C. mr Ballard brot 9-2/1 lb Beef from Son Ephms as a present. at [home]. mr Ballard brot 9-2/1 lb Beef fm Son Ephms.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.