Martha Ballard's Diary, February 11 - 20, 1805

11 2
Clear and very pleast. Saml Babcocks wife and Child and his Sistr Mersy here and took Tea, mrss Pierce allso. I have knit on my husbands Stockin. Jonas Childn gone to [ ] School. at home. mrs Babcock here.  
12 3
Clear morn, Cloudy afternn. I have been kniting on my husbands Stockin. Hannah, Sally & Ephm to school, and Jack to ye Gramer School. at home.  
13 4
Clear and very pleast. I have finisht a Stockin for my husband and began another. Dagt Lambd Sent for me to go and See her but I felt fatagued by bringing Some water and doing other matters and did not go. Willm has one of his Swets this night, we put him in my bed. at home. Dagt Ballard to mr Bonds.  
14 5
Cloudy. Dagt Lambd Sent for me and I went, find Sister Barton there. Son Town & wife Came. at Son Lambds.  
15 6
raind last night and this morn. Son Town & wife went to mr Dingleys aftern. at Ditoes.  
16 7
Cloudy. Capt Stackpole and wife Calld. mr Hamlin and wife made a visit here. at Ditoes.  
17 1
Clear and Cold. mr Lambd Conducted Sist Barton to Old mr Hamlins. I have not been to meeting. they had famelys here. at Ditoes.  
18 2
Clear. I went to Son Ephms. mrs Hamlin, Patridg, Sist Barton and mrs Farewel and my Self spent aftern and Evng there together. I Slept there. at Son Ephms.  
19 3
Clear. I went and Spent aftern at mr Crages. Old mrs Hamlin, [Piercess] wife, mrs Burtun, Carter, Sister Barton there. Joseph Bs wife Came at Evning. at mr Crages & son [Lamb]  
20 4
Clear. I have seen 70 years Spent ys Day. at Son Lambds, he and wife, Dolly, Barny and Wilm to Son Pollards. at [Son Lambards].  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.