Martha Ballard's Diary, April 15 - 27, 1811

15 2
Clear & pleast. Allin Lambd here, Says his fathers Famely are Cleverly. Harnon Barton with him, his Marm & famely are all wel. at home, Bakt. Allin here.  
16 3
Clear. I have done my hous work. at home.  
17 4
Cloudy foren, Clear aftern. Sister Barton Came here. I was Calld at 10h Evn to mr Pipers, his wife in Labour. Childn Sleep here. at home till 10h Evng. Sist Barton here.  
18 5
X. Birth mr Pipers 3d Dagt. XX.
Clear. mrs Piper was Safe Deld at 4h am of her 3d dagt. I receivd 1 qt spt, 1 lb Candles, _ lb Sugar. I arivd at home Early. there was a fire raged to ye East of here but fortunately it was Stopt. at mr Pipers. Birth 5th. fee receivd, 12/.  
19 6
Clear. Sister & I went to Jonas, mr Ballard allso. Jonas wife took Tea with us yesterday. at Son Jonas.  
20 7
Clear part of ye day. Sist went from here to ye Settlement. I feel feeble. at home. Sist went away.  
21 1
Cloudy, raind before night. mr Ballard has had a pain in his bowels and we did not attend public worship. at home. mr Ballard unwel.  
22 2
Clear & Cold. I have part done my washing & other matters. at home.  
23 3
Clear & very Cold. I have persued my washing, washt N roome &C. mr Balld Makeing harrow at Son Jonas. at home.  
24 4
Clear and Cold. I have finisht my wash & done Some other things. at home.  
25 5
Clear and Cold. I have done my ironing and other matters. Le faett Butcherd our Calf. Ephm Carried a hind quarter, the head & harslett & feet to Judg North. at home. we kild a Calf. Jonas gt red Cow Calvd.  
26 6
Clear and not so Cold. I have done hous work &C. Epm & Wm Sleep here. at home.  
27 7
Clear most of the day. I have done hous wk.   

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.