Martha Ballard's Diary, February 14 - 18, 1792

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Clear, a pleast Sun but Cold air. mr Ballard & Cyrus Sett out for pittstn, my Dagts for winslow, Ephm to work for mr Child. he helpt him with two yoak of Oxen, & Jack Livermore yesterday; the Same ys Day. Joseph Foster here & Cutt Shoes for my Son Cyrus. Ephm Broke his [Sliyd]. my Dagts Left home at 11h morn Bound for Winslow, acompanied by mr Burtun, Pollard & Patridg. Polly & my Self only left at home. I was Siesd with a Severe paine in my head which held till Evng. at home. my [Dagts] went to Winslow, mr Ballard to Pittstn.  
15 4
Clear. mr Waid workt here foren. mr Shubal Pitts, his Sister & Parthenia Barton Calld here, they were going to his Brothers at green lodg. I have been at home. at home, Parthenia here.  
16 5
Over Cast the most of ye Day Jon a went to the meddow Lot for Shingles, mr Ballard returnd from Pittstn. I have been at home. my Dagts returnd from winslow. our friends are in health there. mr Pitts brot Parthenia here. at home. my Dagts returnd. Ephm went to mr Sewals, Bot 4lb Butter @ /9 & 2 Dozn Bisquet @ [/], paid ye Cash.  
17 6
Cloudy & Some Snow. I was Calld to See mr Densmores inft, it being unwell. mr Pitts, his Sistr Sela, mr Burtun & Lady here at Evn. at mr Densmors to See his [inft].  
18 7
over Cast morn. mr Pitts, his Sistr & Parthenia left here at 12 O clock. mr Hamlin here. mr Ballard & Ephm Clearing road to wood. Jona Brot 14lb rice, 1/2lb Tea, 1 gal molasis. my Dagts finisht makeing my goun. I finisht Cyruss mitts. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.