Martha Ballard's Diary, February 9 - 14, 1791

9 4
A Snow Storm. mr Ballard Carried Some wood to mrs Welch. I began a mitt for Cyrus. at home.  
10 5
Snowd all day. I have been at home. my Girls washt. I knitt on a mitt. at home.  
11 6
Clear. mr Ballard Carried Ashes to mr Westons. I have been at home, finisht knitting Cyruss mitts this Evng. at home.  
12 7
Clear. I was Calld by mr Crane to go to See mrs Pond of winthrop, went as far as mr Saml Cumingss, was there informd the Lady was safe Delivrd by mrs Whiteing, of a Dagt. I returnd home at ye 11 h morn attended by mr Eastman. I went to mr Pollards & mr Westons aftern. Leut Hains Learned Sleeps here. I bot 1lb Tamerins of mr Baxter & a pinte of wine of mr Weston. at mr Cumingss, Pollards & mr Westons. Leut Learned here.  
13 B
Clear Some part of ye Day, the wind to ye South and it began to rain about 10h Evng. mr Densmore Came here for me to go and See his little Son who remains in a Low State, his thigh is Sweld as much as when I saw it before. I recommended their their applying to Some person of Skill for ye Safety of ye Child. I went to mr Savages at Evng. at mr Densmores & mr Savages.  
14 2
Clear and very warm & pleast till 2 h Pm, when a Squall Came on very Suden with haill and wind and it was Cold at Evn, but Clear. my girls went to Capt Belchers. mr Seth Williams & Field and their wives here. I have been at home. at home. had Company. my Girls gone to Capt Belchers.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.