Martha Ballard's Diary, March 6 - 12, 1810

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Clear part of ye day & windy. I have done hous wk & knit. at home. Le faett Sleeps here.  
7 4
Clear and Cold. I have done hous work & knit. Son [Jona] & Jona & Wm Sett out for Clinton. at home.  
8 5
Clear foren, Cloudy aftern and Evng. I have washt my Cloaths and kitchen and knit Some. at home. Ephm Sleeps here.  
9 6
Snowd and raind. I have done hous wk and knit. Ephm Sleeps here. at home.  
10 7
Clear part of the day and Cold. I have done hous wk & knit Some. Le faett had of Nason of Sidny pint & half Spirrit and 1 lb Sugar for me. he broke the bottle and lost the Spirrit. he got 1 lb Candles with Eggs he Carried for me. at home. no one Slept here ys night.  
11 1
Clear foren, Cloudy aftn. Son & Dagt Ballard Came in here near night, Wilm & James with them. inform that a Son of Ezra Crosby was killd by a Logg roaling on to him as he was loading it & that Ezekiel Coal of Varsalboro fell with a Stick of wood he was Carrying on his Sholder which put a period to his life. at home. Son Jona, his wife, [&] part of ye Childn here. News of Deaths by accidents. Ephm & Wm Sleep here.  
12 2
A Severe Snow Storm. Dagt Balld Came here. I went to the barn with her, performd 2 Extractions for yr Cows. he Sent me 1 qt Spirit. at home. Wm Sleeps here. I have done hous wk & knit Some.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.