Martha Ballard's Diary, February 4 - 10, 1805

4 2
Clear. I have done my washing. Jack Pierce was brot here Sick, Son Jona is Sick allso. at home.  
5 3
Clear. I have began a Stockin for my Dagt Lambd and done other matters. we are informd that the wife of Geo Hodgskin Departed this life this morn about 5 O Clock after an illness of 4 years. at home. Death mrs Hodgskens, Varsalboro.  
6 4
Clear. I have finisht a Slockin which I began yesterday. Son Jona is So much better he went to the Settlement. Jack Pierce Some better. at home.  
7 5
Clear morn, Cloudy aftern, Snowd at Evng. Aaron & Le faett gone to haull Shingles. I have Bakt brown Bread, 30 lb indien & rie meal and knit on Dagt Ls Stockin. Son Jona is gone to Hallowell. at home. funeral of mrs Hodskin  
8 6
Snowd. I have been very unwel ys day but have knit a little. Son Jona is gone down below. Jack Pierce went to mr Cypherss for rie. at home unwel.  
9 7
Clear. Son Jona had 4 swine Butcherd, he has been down below all day. mrs Pierce here to help his wife ys aftern. I have finisht Dagt Lambds Stockins and helpt some about house. at home. mr Trask Sleeps here.  
10 1
Clear and pleast. I have been at home. Lemuel Came here at Evng and brot 1 qut Ginn, _ lb Tea, 3 lb Sugur and 1 Dozn Crackers which my Husband sent to me. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.