Martha Ballard's Diary, April 6 - 11, 1792

6 6
foggy morn, Clear middle of ye Day. I Drest Stephens Joness Burn & went to See my Son Jonas wife, returnd to mr Joness. made an ointment of Lint Seed Oil, Bees wax & rosin. Drest the Child & Sett out for home. mr Crage Calld me in to See his little Dagt who is Sick with the Canker. I Drank Tea there, mrs H. Cox was there. I arivd at home at Dusk, the rodes were very muddy & wet the most of the way. mr Ballard has been Laying out house Lotts at ye hook for mr Vauhn. at Ditoes & at my Sons & mr Craggs.  
7 7
rainy morn, Clear aftn. mr Ballard at Doct Coneys & ye hook & up to mr Savages. he informs yt mr Joness & mr Crages Childn are mending. I have been at home, found a Turky on her nest, 5 Eggs there in. Hannah finisht Comeing our flax. Dolly Sleeps here this night. at home.  
8 G
Clear, the wind Southardly. Jona Dind here, informs me his Son is not So well as he Could wish. mr Jones & mr Livermore took Tea here. I have been at home. at home. mr John Jones here. mr Lory Goodins house Burnt.  
9 2
Cloudy & Some rain. mr Ballard went to mr Vahans. I have been at home. I found our Blak Turky with 7 Eggs under her. at home.  
10 3
Clear. mr Ballard went to Survey for Colo Duttun. I have been at home. mr Woodward Dind here. at home. mr Woodwd here.  
11 4
Clear part of ye Day. mr Ballard & Epm & John Savage Brot Bords Down. I have been at mr Livermore, find his Lady much weller. I finisht mr Ballards hoes. at mr Livermrs. Snowd at Evn.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.