Martha Ballard's Diary, March 12 - 17, 1794

12 4
Clear morn, Some rain afternn. I Sett out to go to mr Burtuns, it began to rain before I got as far as Son Pollards and I Calld there, tarried a little while & returnd home. Cyrus went for Dolly, brot Her home in mr Hamlins Slay. at Son Pollards. I am informd yt mrs Hardin wove 1_ yds this Day, & 3 y next day.  
13 5
Clear & very Pleast. I went to mr Burtuns, made a visit there & at mr Crages; returnd at Evng. Dolly went with others to ye hook as a Spectator to their Singing School. mrs Burtun gave me a Kenester. at mr Burtuns & Crages. Doct Ward & Polly Bullen Married.  
14 6
Cloudy. mrs Child & her Dagt here, mr Child Came at Evn. Cyrus Conducted them home. I began a Stocken for Ephm. at home. mrs Child here.  
15 7
Cloudy & moderate. I went to mr Shepherds; was at mr M. Sewalls, his Lady is got out of ye Chamr. at mr Smiths, his Lady is as well as can be Expected. I went to mr Densmores & Spent aftern. Dolly been at her Bror Pollards. at the hook & mr Densmores. Georg Brown here this Day. I have finisht a pair Cotn hoes.  
16 E
Cloudy & moderate. we all attended worship yt were at home. mr Ballard was absent. Seth Hollowel & Tylors Dagt were Publisht ye first time. Revd mr Turner Discoarst from Luke 12 C 15 Verse, beware of Covetousness. at meeting & all my famely who wereat home. text Luke 12 C 15 Verse.  
17 2
Clear & pleast, the Snow is waisted very much. we Sett up a Leach for Soap. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.