Martha Ballard's Diary, February 21 - March 1, 1805

21 5
Clear. I have been at Son Lambds. at son Lambds.  
22 6
Clear. Le faett Came and Conducted me home. Son Town and wife here. I find the Childn unwel. at Ditoes and at home.  
23 7
Cloudy and moderate. Son Town and wife and mrs Pierce & 3 Childn Dind here. Son Jona and wife went to mr Gills with Son Town. Aaron and John Pierce Came home at 10h Evn. Jona & wife at 11h 30m. Saml Braly Sleeps here. Le faett, Hannah, Sally, Wm & Martha are all unwell. at home. Son Town went fm here to mrGills.  
24 1
Clear and pleast day, Cloudy at Evng. the Childn are unwel yet. Jason Pierce & wife gone to Saml Badcocks. at home.  
25 2
Cloudy and moderate, Snowd at Evng. I have been at home, finisht [arons] mitt and began one for my self. at home.  
26 3
Clear part of the day. I have been at home. James Kenny and wife Dind here. I have been very unwell. at home. James Kenny & wife here.  
27 4
Clear and Pleast. mrs Farewel Sleeps with me, Says my husband is well. at home.  
28 5
Clear and very Pleast. mrs Farewel Sleeps here. Shee and son Jonas wife been to J. Pierces. Betsy Andrews and her Babe here. I have been not so wel. at home. mrs Farewel & Betsy Ands here.  
1 6
Clear and pleast indead for March. mrs Farewel wrode down when the Childn went to School. I have done my washing, feel fatagued. I receivd a Letter from my Bror Collins of 7th Feby. at home. mrs Farewel went home. I receivd A Letterfrom Bror Collins of Feby [7th]. 

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.