Martha Ballard's Diary, February 21 - 28, 1806

21 6
Clear. I was Calld to Son Jonas to See his wife and Babe who are unwel. they are more Comfortable than they were yesterday. mrs Burington Came there before I Came home. Rhoda Pollard and Sally Ballard Came home with me. Allin & Ephm Sleep here. at Son Jonas, his wife and Babe are unwel.  
22 7
Clear. Rhoda washt some Cloaths for me. I have Bakt Brown & flower Bread. Son Jonas wife Sent me 4_ lb Pork. mrs Cypher Calld here, had my flax Comb. mr Ballard been down to be shaved and to Son Lambds, brot Allins Shirt. Sally went home, Shee was very Sick here last night. at home. hear [mrs] Gillard has a Son Born this or yesterdy
23 1
Cloudy part of the day. I have been at home. Cyrus Came home, his Father & he to meeting. Revd mr Stone Discoarsed from James 1st C foren, fm PSalm C 47th 1 v aftern. they had fine Singing. Rhoda and H. Ballard Sleep here. at home.  
24 2
Clear part of ye day. I washt. Snowd at Evng. Rhoda been at Son Jonas. at home.  
25 3
Clear and Cold. I ironed my Cloaths and finisht Samls hoes. Cyrus returnd from watervil & went to Son Lambds. Dolly L. has been here ys day, Shee went home, Rhoda went with her. we had 2_ lb fish from Son Lambd. at home. Cyrus Bot me 1 qt [Ginn].  
26 4
Clear and pleast. mr Ballard been to Son Lambds & Ephms. mrs Coal Came here. my husband paid her 5 Dollars which was all we owd her for work Shee had done for us. Shee Sleeps here. I have Done my work, mendd Cloaths &C. at home. mrs Coal Sleeps here.  
27 5
Clear part of the day, Snod Some. mrs Cool left here for Colo Howards. I have made a flanel Sheet and done my hous work. at home. mrs Coal left here.  
28 6
Clear part of ye day. I have been very unwel. mrs Heartwel Came in, made my Bed, very kind. at home, unwell.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.