Martha Ballard's Diary, November 24 - December 8, 1785

24 5
mr Ballard Gone to mr Pollards. Clear. Soloman Pollard went from here, went on Board Capt Smith Bound for ye west Indies. Hannah & Dolly Gone to mr Westons. mr Sarls & [Lee] Drank Tea with us.   
25 6
Clear part of ye Day. I went to See Isace Savages yongest Child, it being unwell. Polly Hamlin Slept here. it Snows. mr Sarls Drank Tee here & Took a raft out this Crick ys Eveng. Eliphlt Robbins here, unwell.   
26 7
I was at home all Day. Polly went fm hr.   
27 B
I Did not attend Divine Servis but am going to visit Henry Babcocks wife who is Sick. I find her Some more comfortable.   
28 2
I Came home fm Babcocks & went to mr Westons. mr Hamblin here to Settle.   
29 3
I was at home. Foster went home from work here.   
30 4
I was at home. mr Pollard & mrs Foster Dind.   
1 5
mr Crages Shop was Consumd by Fire. I was at home all Day; finshd a pair of hoes.   
2 6
I was at home till in Evng, then Calld to John Blakes, his wife being unwell.   
3 7
At Blakes, his wife unwell. I went to Tilars.   
4 B
At Blakes. it Snowd. Shee cood not Consent I shood Come home.   
5 2
I came home from Blakes, Left her Better.   
6 3
I was at home all Day. ye Corn mill Set to going.   
7 4
I was at home. Mr Hopkins & Stanley went home.   
8 5
I was at home. it is very Cold, 9 it snowd yesterday.   

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.