Martha Ballard's Diary, February 25 - 29, 1792

25 7
Clear, Something windy. mrs Livermore here, Patty Town made her Dagts a visit. David Densmore & Epm Carried wood to Capt Meloy for which they receivd 2 Setts Tea Dishes & 2 small muggs. mr Ballard mended his Slead. I have been at home. Dolly Came home. at home. mrs Livermore here.  
26 A
Clear part of ye Day. Snowd at Evn. Patty Bullin Dind here. Cyrus & Dolly at home, Jona is not. I have been at home. at home. Patty Bullin here.  
27 2
Snow, Haill & almost raind, it has been a very uncomfortable Day. Cyrus tarried here. Jon a Came home at Evn. I have been at home. Dolly went to mr Densmores ys morn. mr Ballard & Ephm workt at ye house & Barn. Hannah Spining wool. at home.  
28 3
a Clear, plest Sun tho Cool air. mr Ballard & Cyrus went to Pittstn, Jona went to the woods for Shingles. mrs Welch & Jenny here goin to mr Beemans, ye Dagt is to tarry there. her other Two Childn, Shee informs me, Shee has given to mr Mitchell at 25 mile Pond, to Do for as his own. I have been at home. Hannah finisht Spining the mxt wool for her Daddys hoes. at home.  
29 4
Clear, a very Cold morn, Pleast Day. my Son Jonathan Brot his wife & little Son here. mr Ballard returnd from Pittstn. I have been at home, finisht kniting Hannah a pair of hoes. mrs Welch here, Shee left her Dagt Jenny at mr Beemans. at home. Jona Brothis wife here on a visit.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.