Martha Ballard's Diary, April 1 - 10, 1810

1 1
Snowd. I have been at home. Ephn and Wm Sleep here. James & Babe are a little better. at home.  
2 2
Clear the most of the day, Cool. mr Ballard to Town meeting. I have washt, dried and ironed my Cloaths, and knit Some ys Evng. at home.  
3 3
Clear. Sist Barton, Sons Jonas and Ephms wives here. I have done hous work and knit Some. Wm Sleeps here. at home, Childn here.  
4 4
Clear. I have done hous wk [&] knit. mr Ballard went to Lads, bought 1 bushl indien 6/9 and 2/1 do rie, left it at the mill. at home. mr Bald bot Corn & rie.  
5 5
Clear. this is the yearly fast day but no Preaching here. at home.  
6 6
Clear and warm. I have done hous wk & knit. Wm Sleeps here. at home.  
7 7
Clear and pleast. I have done hous wk, Bakt and Cutt potatoes. Ephm & Wm Sleep here. Wm got me Snuff and 1 qt Spirit, the Spt of mr Livermore. at home, Bakt.  
8 1
Clear. I have been at home. Son Jonas wife and Sist Barton here to Tea, Son Cyrus allso. we were informd of ye Death of Colo Howard. at home. Death Colo Howard.  
9 2
raind in the night, Snowd the most of ye day. Cyrus went to Son Ephms. the remains of Colo Howard were intered. at home. Funeral Colo Howard.  
10 3
Clear. Cyrus Sett out for home. Sister Barton has had a Collic pain. I have been at home, finisht my hoes. at home. Sist Bn unwel.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.