Martha Ballard's Diary, February 17 - 25, 1795

17 3
Clear. I have been at home. Selva & Ephm Sett out to run the East line of this Town. at home.  
18 4
Clear & pleasant. I have been at home. mrs Barton went to mr Capins, Sally to School. at home.  
19 5
Clear. I have been at home. Silva and Ephm, Foster & Morrel returnd from Surveying. Phillip Bullin informd me that Son Towns famely are well. mr Lambart and White Spent Evng here. at home. Dolly went to mr Densmores.  
20 6
Cloudy and a little Snow. this Day is the annevercyra of my Birth. I have Seen 60 years roall away and but few more must look to See. God grant I may for Death prepared bee!!! I have been at home, finisht a pair of hoes for mr Ballard. at home.  
21 7
Cloudy foren, Clear aftern. mr Ballard returnd at noon. Brother Moore Dind here. Fanny Cocks Sleeps here. I have been Sewing Raggs for Coverld. at home. Fanny Cocks here.  
22 D
Snowd. Silva and Ephm went to Pittstn to Church, Sally & her Sister to Son Pollards. I have been at home, have taught little Jona to read, he learns very fast. mr Lbt Supt here. at home.  
23 2
Clear. I have been at home knitt, began to knitt a Stockin for Ephm. Sally & her Sister went to Singing at Evn. Richd Foster Supt here, he brot us a Bushl wheat. at home. Dolly is at SonJon as to work.  
24 3
A Snow Storm, Cleard of at Evng. I have been at home. Ephm hurt his nose this morn. at home.  
25 4
Clear, windy & Cold. Dolly returnd at Evn. I have been at home. Jon a here. at home. Dolly Came home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.