Martha Ballard's Diary, February 21 - 28, 1810

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Clear. Patty here. mr Ballard went to the Funeral of mrs Titcomb, Son Jona & wife allso. the traviling very bad and I Could not attend. Jona Junr Spent the day hr. at home. Funeral of mrs Titcomb.  
22 5
Clear. Luke Barton, Jona, Lefaett & Ephm got wood for us. Patty mending Cloaths for us ys two days. at home. Patty & Hannah Sleep here.  
23 6
Clear morn, Cloudy aftn, Snowd a little. I have done hous wk and knitt. Patty did washing for her Self, went to Son Jonas; tarries. Le faett & Wm Sleep here, brot me flower. at home.  
24 7
Cloudy part of the day. I have done various kinds wk. Patty work Some for her Self and Some for me. Shee is gone to Son Jonas ys Evng. at home. Patty & Jona Sleep here.  
25 1
Clear Pleast morn, Cloudy aftn. Hannah & James Dind here. Patty went home with them. mr Ballard gone there to hear them Sing. Wm here for Camphir. Le faitt is unwel. Son Lambard Sleeps here, Patty allso. at home. Son Lambd here ys night.  
26 2
Clear morn, Cloudy aftn & rain. Son Lambd left here after Breakfast. Sally Farewel Came foren, Patty went home with her. I have done hous wk & knit Some. at home.  
27 3
Clear morn, Cloudy part of ye day, and Colder than it has been Some time. at home.  
28 4
Clear. mrs Carter, Bennet & Dagt Bald here. the Boys hauld 6 trees fm ye Corn field. they, James & Martha Dind here. at home, had Company.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.