Martha Ballard's Diary, February 18 - 22, 1807

18 4
Snowd foren. Son Cyrus gave up ye Idea of going to Ordination by reason not being able to get a hors fitt to wride. he went to ye Settlement, got me _ gn Jinn & 2 Skeins fine [thread]. he Sleeps here ys night. at home.  
19 5
Clear. Son Cyrus Sett out from here for mr Cumingss by way of Augusta meeting hous, he reacht there Safe. I was very unwel forenn. at home, knit Some [at] Evng.  
20 6
Clear part of ye day and Cool. this is ye Anneversary of my Birth. I have Seen 72 years, fue and have ye years of thy hand made been, O God. may I Serve the better the remaining part of my life is my Sinceare [Desear]. Dagt Ballard, her Daugts, Sally & Martha took Tea with us. Jon a & Wm Supt & Sleep here. at home. mr Heartwel Cutt Some wood for us. I have Seen 72 years this Day.  
21 7
Clear, Cold & windy. I have been at home, done Some washing and mending. mr Ballard been to Son Jonas. mr B. Petingail here. mr Ballard Paid his parish Tax to him. Jona and Le faett Sleep here. at home.  
22 1
Clear. Cyrus Came home and went to meeting. mr Haskal Performd. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.