Martha Ballard's Diary, February 22 - March 2, 1804

22 4
Clear and very pleast. I have been at home, knit on a Stockin for Son Cyrus and helpt do hous work. at home.  
23 5
Clear and pleast till near night, began to Snow at 9h Evn. mr Dingley brot his Marm Stackpole here foren. we had an agreable visit. he Came and Conducted her home at Evng. Cyrus, Heman and Lydia went to Son Lambds at Evng. I have been here alone, brot wood into the N room after 9 O Clock. at home. Old Lady Stackpole made me a visit this Day.  
24 6
A Severe Snow Storm. I have been kniting, finisht a Stockin for Cyrus & began another. at home.  
25 7
Clear. Son Lambard Came and Conducted me to his house to see his hond Mother. I tarried all night. at Son Lambds, his [marm] also.  
26 1
Clear. Son L. conducted me to Meeting. I went to mr Pittss at intermition, my husband is well. My Son went home with his wife and Childn, and returnd and brot me home. at Detoes & at meeting.  
27 2
Clear and Cold. mr Gill Conducted me to his hous. Son Lambd, his marm and wife and wido Town there. my Husband Dind & took Tea there. I Sleept there. at mr Gills with my husband & Others.  
28 3
Clear. Old mr Gill & wife at his sons. Son Ephm Came and Conducted me home. at Ditoes at Evng.  
29 4
Clear part of ye Day. mr Gill brot mrs Town to our hous. I have been at home, knit mitts for Son Cyrus. at home. mrs Town Came here.  
1 5
Cloudy, Some Snow. I have been at home. at home.  
2 6
Snowd. I have finisht a pair mitts for Wilm Gill and helpt do hous work. mrs Town here yett. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.