Martha Ballard's Diary, February 27 - March 5, 1809

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Clear & very pleast. I have Bakt, knit & done other Matters. the little indien girl gave me a baskett. mr Tibbets & Le faett Sleept here. we have 1 Lamb Come. Dagt Ballard gave me _ Snuff. [at home.]  
28 3
Clear part of ye day, Snowd Some. I have Brewd, knit & done other Matters. we have another Lamb. Luke & Jona Junr brot wood here. at home. I Brwd.  
1 4
Clear, thaud till near Sun Sett. high wind at NW in the night. I have done hous wk, knit Some, mended B. hoes &C. Luke & Jona Sleep here. infm us that Wm Hallowells Child that was Burnt is dead and that James Bonny had his hous Consumed by fire, and two Childn. at home, heard James Bonnys hous and 2 Childn Burnt last Monday.  
2 5
Cloudy part of ye day. I have done Some mending, knit and done my hous wk. Son Jona Calld in, Le faett brot my Tea kettle fm Brookss. he & Wm Sleep here. Dagt Lambd Sent us piggs harslet. at home, Snowd this night.  
3 6
Clear and windy. I have done some washing, mending, kniting & hous wk. Le faett & Wm Sleep here. at home.  
4 7
Cloudy ye most of ye day, Snowd at Evng. Le faett & Wm Sleep here. I have done hs wk & mended Cloaths. mr Ballard brot home _ lb Tea, 2 of Sugar, do Butter; he had of Josiah Voce. at home. Son Jona has Seine 46 years ys Day.  
5 1
Clear and very pleast. mr Ballard to meeting aftern, Text John 16 C 33 vrs. Son Jona, his wife, Marta, James, Polly Town, Sally Farewel and Sopha Ballard took Tea here. Elisabeth Sleeps here. at home. Some of our Friends here at Evng.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.