Martha Ballard's Diary, January 21 - 24, 1799
Cloudy morn, snowd a little. mr Ballard and I, in Company with Esqr
Haywood and their Son Alford & Son & Dagt
Lambart, wrode out to Son Pollards where we Dind. mr
Pollard gone to his Fathers, their Dagt Hannah is not So well
as we Could wish; the others of the famely well. we Sett out
for home about Sun Set, with the addition of Ezra Town
& Sisters to our Company, returnd to the Esqrs where
we took Tea and Came home at 7h 30m Evn.
at Son Pollards. mr Waid and Watson giting wood
Clear and Pleasant. mrs Eunice Stackpole here and her Bror Jack,
Selvanas Hatch, his wife and Dagt and mrss Paten Dind here. mr
Ballard is gone to hear a tryal before a Coartial against
Capt Greanlief. Ezra Town and his Sisters Patty
& Lucy, and Son Ephm here to Tea. they inform yt
Dagt Lambd is very unwell. I wrode up to See her,
Shee is a little Easier. little Allin Came with his uncle. my
Grand Childn Sleep here. mr Waid helpt us.
at Son Lambards. my Dagt is unwell. mr Halch &
wife here, mrs Eunice Stackpole allso.
Clear. Dagt Lambard and Childn dind with us. mr Hatch
& wife, Ezra Town & Sisters, mr Fairfield & Redington
Eat here aftern. mr Dingley, Luke & Son Lambd,
his wife & Childn and A goung man by the name of Pollard
look Tea. Cyrus & Sally to Singing School.
At home. hav Compy. I finisht a Pair
Cloudy part of the day. mr Ballard and Watson got Some wood. I have been doing house work and began a mittn. Ephm to Tea, informd that Robt Kenada and Thankfull Chace were married.
at home. Robt Kenady Junr & ThankfulChase were Marrid.
Source: www.doHistory.org. Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.