Martha Ballard's Diary, February 19 - 24, 1792

19 A
Over cast morn, Clear aftn, Cloudy Evng. Dolly went to mr Peirces. Sarah Densmore here, informs the inft is no better. mr Hamlin here at Evn. I have been at home. Cyrus was here. Jona went from here at Sun Sett. at home.  
20 2
Snowd ys morn. Cyrus went to Pittstn, Dolly to mr Densmores. Jona has not been here ys Day till night. mr Ballard & Ephm got a load of wood. I have been at home, do not feel So well as I Could wish. I am this Day 57 years old. Hannah has been washing. mr Waid here, Supt. at home. aneversary of my Birth, 57 years Since.  
21 3
Snowd. mrs Densmore Sent for me to go & See her inft. we gave it a Decoction of Sage & mullin & it Seems to be revivd. I Came home at Evng. Ephm has been hauling Brick for mr Hamlin. at mr Densmores.  
22 4
Cloudy the most of ye Day. Ephm workt for mr Hamlin part of ye Day. he Brot a quill wheal home which is a present from mr Hamlin to me. Polly Livermore Spent ye Evng here. mr Ballard went to Colo Howards at Evng. I have been at home. at home.  
23 5
Clear & very Pleast. mr Ballard is gone to Survey or run lines for Jery Badcok & others. Jon a is gone to winthrop. mr Walker here, Brot me 2 lb Cottne & 1 lb Chocolat for former Services. mr Ballard returnd without Doing ye Business he went for. mrs Black here, Hannah went with her to mr Densmores. I went to mr Livermores. Shee is not So well as usual. Dolly Came here, Drank Tea. Georg Brown Sleeps here, has 2 horses. at mr Livermores. Mrs Black here. I had a Severe fitt of ye Cramp ys night.  
24 6
Cloudy morn, Clear aftn. mr Waid here Choping wood. mrs Wickson, H. Rockwood & Polly Livermr here, the latter to have a hatt made. our men broke their Slead Down. at home. we had Company, mrs Wickson here.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.