Martha Ballard's Diary, March 1 - 7, 1791

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Clear & Cold. I have been at home, have wrote to Doct Barton and Brother Collins & Sist Waters. Capt Getchel was here, informs me his Brother, ye magr, is at ye point of Death with a Cancer which has broak out in as much as a Douzen places on his boddy. at home. wrote to my Friends at Oxford.  
2 4
Clear and Cold. mr Ballard and Ephm gone to ye meddow. my Dagt s & Parthena gone to mr Westons on a visit. I do not feel So well as I Could wish. Danl Robbins went from here Bound for home. Georg Brown & David Learned Sleep here. at home. my Girls at mr Westons.  
3 5
Snowd foren. Brother Moore & Sister & mrs Haws & mr Pitts Sleep here. Nathan Haywood & wife & her Bror here ys after n. I have been at home. at home. Brotr Moore here.  
4 6
Clear and Pleast. Bror Moore & wife & her Sist left here aft Breakft. my Girls are gone to Magr Smiths in Company with others in Sleighs. I have been at home. mrs Chamln here. mr Caton walkt & Brot her Child to mr Savages. at home. my Girls wrode out. Jona is 28 years old ys Day.  
5 7
Clear & pleast. mr Ballard & Ephm went to ye meddow. I went to mr Savages, my Girls gone there ys Evng. Benn Bisbes Dagt Sally Expird ye 3rd inst & was interd this aftn. at mr Savages. Death Benn Bisbes Dagt.  
6 B
Clear foren & warm, Cloudy aftn. I attended worship all Day, my Girls in ye aftn. mr Smith performd, took his text in John 1st C & 1st V. there was full meeting. at meeting.  
7 2
Cloudy morn, Clear middle of the day, Cloudy Evn. I have been at home. Juet Foster went from here. mr Ballard made a plann. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.