Martha Ballard's Diary, December 9 - 16, 1785

9 6
I was at home. Hannah Coole here, enforms of ye Death of Fahy & Reubens Moores Child; they were Buried yesterday. I wrote a letter to Brother Collins.   
10 7
I was at home. Mended my Camblet gown. mr Ballard went to Wm Pullens, Brougt home Six fowls. Hannah & Dolly md Pies.   
11 B
I was at home. it was a misty Day. my famely attended Divine Service.   
12 2
Birth. Benn Browns Son. X
I was at home till Evng, then Calld to Benn Browns wife, Shee being in Travil & was Delvd Soon after my arival. I returnd home at 1 O Clock. mr Brown gave me 9 and 4 for my Performance.   
13 3
I was Calld to See Doct Colman. I watchd.   
14 4
I Came from ye fort about noone. Left Doct Colman Exceeding Low indeed.   
15 5
Thanksgiving Day. I did not attend worship. mr Foster & wife, mrs Chamberlin, Theoph Hamlin & Polly & Poll Savig, Hanh Woodward & Eliphlt Robbins Supt here. mrs Foster tard all night.   
16 6
I was at home all Day. mr Ballard was surveying for Benn Brown. mr Chandler, Mr Hodges & wives, Mrs Dorcas & Abigal Pollard here.   

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.