Martha Ballard's Diary, February 8 - 20, 1785

8 [3]
A fine Day, Cloudy Evng, wind at [      ]. Old Lady Boltn, mrs Forbes & Peggy Dind here. I was at home all Day.   
9 [4]
Cloudy Morn, very pleasant aftern. Selectmen Colol North & Lady, Capt Cox & Lady & mrs H. Cox here at Eveng. I had ye Collic, Got Relief a Little aft one in ye morn; Rested Some this [      ].   
10 [5]
A very fine morn. Snowd aftern. I was very unwell all Day & night with my Collick Disorder.   
11 [6]
A Chilly air, not very Cold. mr & mrs Weston here. Augustus Ballard Came for Salv for his toe, frose; tarries tonight. I am Some more Comfortable.   
12 [7]
A Cloudy forenoon, Cold, Snow Storm aftn & Eveng. Agusts Ballard here. I made Burn Salve, 5 lb.   
13 [1]
Sunday. A Cold Day. it Snowd, wind at NE. Ephm Cowen unwell. I was at home all Day.   
14 [2]
A Clear Day. mr Weston & Lady here.[  ] I was at home all this Day.   
15 [3]
A Clear Day. at home. Hannah went to mr Westons at Eveng. mr Ballard Got hand irons [      ].   
16 [4]
A Snow fell. I was at home all day. mr Forbes made a coat [      ] for mr Ballard.   
17 [5]
[                            ]. mr Benn Brown & wife here. Augusts Ballard went from here. I finisht Cyrus Stockins. at home.   
18 [6]
A clear Day. I was unwell all Day. was calld to Nathan Tilars at 11 at Eving.   
19 [7]
At N. Tilars. Clear Day, Snowd at night.   
20 [1]
Sund. a fine Day, my Birth Day; fifty [years] old. was at Tilars, Mrs Tilar unwell.   

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.