Martha Ballard's Diary, February 21 - March 4, 1785

21 [2]
At Tilars. A snowy Day. feel unwell. Ruth Moore helpt mrs Tilar Do her work.   
22 [3]
Birth, Floid child, Dafter X.
Mr Benmn Branard Conducted me from Tilars To mr Floids. I put mrs Fld to Bed with a Dafter at 9 oClok Eveng. fee Recivd.   
23 [4]
Cloudy. Came from Floids about Day Brk, Left her Comfortable. Received my fee. mr Floid Breakfasted here. Cyrus & Hannah Set out for Sebastack. I Slept ye afternorne, feele Better. moon full this Dy 11h 1m aftern.   
24 [5]
Clear & pleast. mrs Foster here mendg my quilt. I Bakt & Brewd, am much Better as to health than I have Been this 2 months. Hannah & Cyrus Gone to Mr Towns.   
25 [6]
A Snow Storm. Crage & Cowen Swingled Flax. I Tried my hogs Lard & partly made my pockits. Cyrus & Hannah not returnd.   
26 [7]
Snowd in ye morn, Clear ye middle of ye Day, and Cold. I did house work.   
27 [1]
Sunday. A Clear Day. Cyrus & Hannah Gone yett.   
28 [2]
Clear. Cyrus & Hannah Returnd. Lucy & her youngs Child came with them.   
1 [3]
Clear. Cyrus went home with mr Bullins Sleigh. Brought News of mr PresCoths hous being Burnt.   
2 [4]
X Birth. Boltn child, a Daftr.
Clear. Presct to Breakfast here. I was Calld to Savage Boltons, Put his wife to Bed with a Dafter at 5h aftern. Came home at Eving. mrs Williams & mrs Foster have bin here. James Cowan & Biah Town tarrie here ys Night.   
3 [5]
Clear. Cate Coole here. Lucy & Hannah went to mr Crages. mr Bullin Left his Sleigh here.   
4 [6]
Clear. Jona, Lucy & I went to mr Bullins. Jona & Lucy went as far as Mc Causlands. Mr Bullin & Jesse Supt here. mrs Bolton & mr Chamberlin [left here].   

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.