Martha Ballard's Diary, May 14 - 20, 1810

14 2
[Cloudy] and Cold. I have been at home, did hous wk & knit Some. at [home].  
15 3
raind in the night, Clear foren, Showers aftern with Thunder. mr Bullin Calld here, his famely are wel. he informd of a Death at Hollowell this morn. at home. mr Bullin here.  
16 4
Showers. I have been at home, am informd that the Remains of wido Lamb were interd ys aftern. Shee was 75 years Old lacking about 1 month. may we all hear ye Call and be allso ready. at [home]. Funeral wido Lamb.  
17 5
Showers and Cool. Saml Pollard was here ys day, his fathers famely are all well. I have been Sorting Beens, doing hous wk, made A Chees. my Husband has Seen 85 years this day. may he Consider of his last End and be prepared when Ever it Comes. at home. mr Ballard is 85 years Old ys day.  
18 6
Clear and Cloudy by turns, Cold for may. I have done hous work & mended hoes & knit Some. Wilm Trask & Wm Ballard Sleep here. at [home].  
19 7
Clear & more Spring like. I have done various kinds of work. Allin Lambard and Epm Ballard Sleep here. Allin Says his Marm has had a turn of Cramp in her Stomach but is better. at home, Allin Sleeps here.  
20 1
Clear and Pleasant. Son Jona Calld in here. Allin Sett out for home but Slept at Son Jonas. Wm to meeting. mr Cogswel Discoarst from Jeremiah 17 C 9th vers. Elijah Barton Sleeps here, informs me his Mother is much better than Shee has been. at [home]. Elijah Barton here.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.