Martha Ballard's Diary, February 5 - 10, 1803

5 7
[Snows] at Evng. I have been at home. Son Pollard been here ys day, his famely well. at [home].  
6 1
rainy. mr Ballard to meeting. Son Jona, his wife and 4 Childn here at Evng. John Bolton and Lucy Bolton were Published. at home. Jona [and] wife [here].  
7 2
Clear foren and very warm for the Season, raind at Evng. Nabby washt. I brot the Cloaths in and dried & folded them. I have done hous work and knit some. Allin Lambard and Jonas Sons here. mr Ballard been to See Phillip Bullin. Cyrus to mr Brookses, bot me _ lb Snuff, price 3/. at home.  
8 3
Cloudy and some rain. I have finished kniting a pair of mitts for mr Ballard. Son Pollard here, his famely well. Son Ephm returnd from there. Nabby Sett up a Leach for ley. Cyrus to Hallowell for Corn. at home.  
9 4
Clear. I have been at home, boiled my Soap Grees in Ley, began to fut a pair of hoes for Cyrus. Nabby spun 1 Skein yn for my Dagt Ballard. mr Ballard wrote to A mr Peirce, Boston. at home till the middle of the night.  
10 5
Clear and Cold. I have been at home. mr Ballard been Surveying for Son Jona at the farm of the late Capt Daniel Savage who is disceased. my Son owns one half of Said farm. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.