Martha Ballard's Diary, February 8 - 18, 1798

[8] [5]
Clear and Cold. Bror & Sist Lambart, Sons Pollard & Lambart, their wives and mr Isaac Cowen Dind here. my Connections all took Tea allso. I have been at home. mr Ballard at Esqr Haywoods at Evn, at a meeting about the Bridg. at home. Some of our Connections here on a visit. 
[9] [6]
Clear and very Cold. mr Ballard went to Son Jon as. Brr Lambart and his wife and Son past by here at 10h 30m on their way to Bath. I have been at home. our young men got home 2 Stacks wood and broke ye Sled. at home.  
[10] [7]
Cloudy and Cold. I have been at home. mr Ballard went and borrowed Son Lambards Sleigh, the men got 2 loads wood. at home.  
[11] [1]
Cloudy but not So Cold. mr Ballard & I attended public worship, Dagt Lambard allso. I went home with her at intermition, her Husband absent. at meeting and at Son Lambards.  
[12] [2]
Snowd. Stephens Carried our ashes to mr Carter, 25 & _ bushels. mr Ballard went with him. I finisht futing my Self a pair of hoes and began one for mr Ballard. Hepsy washt. at home.  
[13] [3]
Clear. I have been at home. at home.  
[14] [4]
Cloudy. I have been at home. at home.  
[15] [5]
Cloudy part of the day. mr Ballard went up to mr Bridgs ofis on business. I have been at home. Hepsy been piecing rags together for a bed Cover. Harry Mc Causland Came to tarrie here while mr Dingley and his wife & Childn are gone to winslow on a visit. at home.  
[16] [6]
Clear [   ]. I have been at home. at home.  
[17] [7]
Clear and Cold. I have been at home. at home.  
[18] [1]
Clear, Cold and windy. I was Calld at [  h morn] to go and See the wife of mr [James] Cleark whos Labour Seemd [Coming] on. her women Calld at [    ] and Shee was ill till after [mid] night. mrss Dilingham, wido Cleark & Brown, [     ] wife and Esther [Gould] [             ]. at mr James Clearks.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.