Martha Ballard's Diary, March 19 - 24, 1810

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Cloudy, Snowd at night. I have been to Son Jonas, Sally Farewel to work there. Dagt Pollard and 2 Childn Came to my Sons near night. Barna and Wilm Sleep here. the remains of Old mr Babcock were interd this aftern. at Son Jonas. Funeral of mr Babcock.  
20 3
Clear part of ye day. Dagt Pollard & two of her Childn, Sally, Martha and James Came here foren. I have not felt So wel as I Could wish. it is as a Cordial to have A Child come to See me. my Dagt made me a present of 1 lb hyson Tea. at home, Dagt Pollard here.  
21 4
Cloudy. Son Pollard Came & took his wife and Babe to go to Son Ephms, the Childn went to Son Jonas. I have done hous wk and knit Some. at home. Son Pollard came for his wife & Childn.  
22 5
Clear part of ye day. Sist Barton Came here foren. Son Jonas wife & part of her Children here aftern. Sist washt for me. at home, Friends here.  
23 6
Cloudy. Sist B. went to Jonas, returnd at Evng. Bror Lambard Sleeps here. Saml Wiman got us wood, he brot 20 English herring as a present from his Sister Barton here ys night. at home. mr Lambard and Sist Barton Sleep here.  
24 7
Clear. Bro Lambard went fm here. I have done hous work. Saml Babcock 3d had his Barn Burnt, 3 Oxen & 2 Cows. at home, Sister B. Sleeps here.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.