Martha Ballard's Diary, February 15 - 21, 1804

15 4
Clear. I left my Dagt more Comfortabl, returned home, wrote to Sister Waters. Cyrus went to mr Lambds to leav it for Conveyance. Dagt Pollard was there. Betsy Andrus here this aftern. Heman Burr been to Conduct Old mrs Farewel to Varsalboro. at Ditoes. Came home foren. I wrote to my SisterWaters.  
16 5
Clear. I do not feel very well, had a very Severe turn of the Cramp in the night past; have been at home. at home.  
17 6
Clear Part of ye Day, snowd before night. Son and dagt Pollard & Babe here, Sett out for home in ye Storm. I have had a night of pain and Sorrow. at home. Son & Dagt Pollard here. 
18 7
Clear and Pleast. Cyrus Cut his ankle but went to mill afterwards. I finisht mr Balld a pair Legins, have been at home. at home.  
19 1
Clear. I have been to meeting, was at Shubl Pittss at intermition; all well there. my husband Bords there. Robd Williams Desired Prayers on ye Death of a Brother. at Meeting.  
20 2
Clear. I went to see mrs Getchel, find her very unwel. I was not able to do her any Service and returned Soon. I have Seene 69 years this day. at my sons. I am 69 yrs Old ys day.  
21 3
Clear. I have been at home. Son Ephm and Heman & Luke got wood for me. Sister Farewel took Tea with me. Georg Ulmer of Lincolnville here, wishes to have Cyrus go and take care of and tend a grist mill of his. at home, mrs Farew here.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.