Martha Ballard's Diary, February 24 - 28, 1791

24 5
Clear and very Cold & windy. mr Pitt left here ys morn. I have been at home. receivd a letter from Sist Waters of Jany 26th inst , Hannah one of Jany 1st together with Shee & Dolly Each of ym a Cap, which was my Hond mothers. at home. receivd a Letter from Sist Waters of 26th Jany.  
25 6
Clear and pleast. Jona & Ephm went to Pitts Town for Hay, mr Ballard to mr Carrs. I went to mr Savages to See about my Saddle irons. mr Thomas gave me a Letter from Doct Barton of Jany 26th. Snows this Evng. at mr Savages. receivd a Letter fromDoct Barton of Jany 26th
26 7
Clear, Cold & very windy. mr Ballard gone to ye Hook on business relating to Unity. mrs Benjamin here. I have been at home. mr Densmore here, informs me his Son is no better. at home.  
27 B
Clear foren, wind S, Cloudy aftn & Evn. I went to See Willm Densmore, helpt Dress his Soar, it Smells very disagreably. I Coalld at mr Pollards, find Moses very unwel with a pain in his Ear and Side of his head. my girls went to mr Hamlins. the hors got away and Dolly tarried all night. mr Savage and wife here, inform me yt Doct Colman has opend ye Soar in William Densmores groin. at mr Densmores & mr Pollards.  
28 2
A rainy Day. mr Ballard went to mr Thomass. Dolly returnd from mr Hamlins. I have been at home. Spent part of ye Day Cleaning ye Platform of ice, Some kniting & part perrusing ye news papers, one of which informs of ye death of Uncle Thomas Kidder. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.