Martha Ballard's Diary, February 10 - 16, 1794

10 2
Clear morn, raind a little at Evn. Ephm went to Mathew meddow & returnd with his load at 11h morn. I went to Doct Colmans & Bot medesin for which I paid 7/6. Calld at mr Childs, Pollards, Pitses & Son Pollards. Jonas wife & Childn Came home with me. Dolly is very unwell. at Doct Colmans & other Neighbs
11 3
Clear morn, Cloudy aftn. Dolly is more Comfortable. Doct Wilms here at Evng. I have been at home. mr Ballard & Sons got wood. Jona Sleeps here. At home. Doct Williams here.  
12 4
Clear & Pleast. I have been at home. mr Ballard went to Winthrop, my Sons got wood. at home.  
13 5
Clear & Pleast. Son Jona Came for his wife & Childn. Dolly & Sally went to Son Pollards with them. I have been at home, receivd a Letter from Sister waters which informs my friends are well. at home. receivd a Letter of Jany 15 fm Sister Walers.  
14 6
Cloudy part of ye Day, Snowd at Evng. mr Livermore Butcherd two Swine for us which waid 445 lb. I have been at home. At home. Dolly md her muff & tippit.  
15 7
Clear & Cool. Dagt Pollard & mrs Pitts here. mr Pollard Came at Evn & Conducted them home. I have been at home. mr Ballard went to Capt Cokss to get a Surveyers Compass mended. At home.  
16 E
Clear & Cold. I attended worship at the hook aftern. Ephm Burges & Joanny Jewell Cryd 1st time. I Calld at Capt me loys after meeting. at meeting & at Capt Meloys.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.