Martha Ballard's Diary, February 18 - 28, 1793

18 2
Clear & Pleast. my Childn & mr Stratn went home, mrs Barton to Son Pollards. Capt Hersey & Lady here. I have been at home, Ephm at mr Childs. at home. Son & Dagt Town left here for home.  
19 3
Clear & very pleast. mr Ballard Surveying for mr Vaun. mrs Barton returnd here at 11h morn. Son Jon a Came for Patty, Shee went home with him. Parson Warrin here. I have been at home, washt 4 Blankets and Some other Cloaths. at home. Ephm workt at mr Childs.  
20 4
Cloudy foren, Clear aftern. I have been at home, Did work about house. mrs Barton mending Pattys Cloaths. at home. have Seen 58 years this Day.  
21 5
Clear & Pleast. mr Ballard went to Varsalboro to Survey. I Combd Some flax. was Calld to See mrs Childs & infant, tarried all night. at mr Childs.  
22 6
Clear & Cold. mrs Child is unwell with a Cold, the infant is teething. I left them after Dining. Calld at mr Hamlins, Sally is unwell; at mr Pitts, his Lady is not So well as Shee Could wish; at mr Wessons, all well there; at Son Pollards. Came from there in a Sleigh. mr Keth attended me. at Dittoes & other Neigrs
23 7
Clear & Cold. I have been at home. mr Ballard returnd, brot 4 lb butter. Ephm went & brot Dolly here. at home.  
24 F
X. Birth Moses Cars Dagt. XX.
Snowd morn. I was Calld at 3h to Moses Cars Lady. Shee was Delivd at 5 of a fine Dagt, her first Born. I arivd at home at 8. mr Car gave me 6/ as a reward. mr Ballard attended worship at ye academy. at Moses Cars. Birth 10th
25 2
Clear & Cold. I have been at home. mr Ballard Surveyd for mr Waid foren. at home.  
26 3
Snow, Haill & rain. I Bakt ys foren and was unwell aftern. mr Ballard and mr Livermr Settled acounts. at home.  
27 4
Cloudy. I was at home. the widdow to mr Thomss. at home.  
28 5
Clear & Cold. mr Waid workt here. the widdow, Dolly wrode with her. mr Thwing here, his wife has a Sore Breast. I have been at home. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.