Martha Ballard's Diary, February 14 - 20, 1810

14 4
Clear and Cold. I have Brewd, done hous wk & knit. mr Ballard to Son Ephms. Son Jona Calld in here, Says they are wel at Sons Lambards & Towns. at [home].  
15 5
Snowd. I have been at home. Sone Lambard & Jona Junr Sleep here. at [home].  
16 6
Clear. I have been at home. Son Lambard & Allin & Ephm Sleep here. Allin informs they are wel at his pas and at Son Towns. at [home].  
17 7
Clear. I have done various kinds of work. Dagt Pollard, Patty Town & Hannah Pollard & ye babe Sleep here. at [home]. Dagt Pollard here.  
18 1
Cloudy. Son Jona, Dagt Pollard & 3 of her Childn & Patty Town Dind with us and left here before night. mrs Titcomb Expired this night. at home. Part of my Childn here. Death mrs Titcomb.  
19 2
raind. I have been at home, heard from Son Cyrus, he is wel. at home. [m]  
20 3
raind part of the day. I have washt and done hous wk & finisht my Stockins. Patty Town & Jona B. [Sle ] here. I have Seen 75 years ys day. how many of my acqaintance are gone before me who are younger than my Self. may I [be ready allso]. at home. have Seen 75 years ys day. 

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.