Martha Ballard's Diary, January 21 - 24, 1799

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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 for us.  
22 3
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.  
23 4
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 of mits.  
24 5
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: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.