Martha Ballard's Diary, December 25 - 29, 1785

25 B
I attended Divine servis all Day. a pleast day for ye Season. Mr Ballard & I went to mr Bisbees at Eving. mrs Pollard there.   
26 2
I was at home all Day. a very Chilly air. mr Ballard gone to Town meeting. Rachell Faught here.   
27 3
I was at home. ye Girls Bakd. it snows ys Eving.   
28 4
A very Cold Day. I was at home all day. mr Ballard gone to Capt Neys, Brot home 42 lb of Tallow. Brother Moore & Joseph Williams Dind here. we killed a swine which wd 174 lb. I Salted it ys Eving.   
29 5
Cold. I was at home ys Day. mr Hollowel mendid Puter here for which he Received 3 peks of Corn. Old mr Springer & wife here. Elisabh Cossen also. Cyrus Bot a Case & 12 bottles of mr Crage, prs 14s. Georg Bolton has our hors, is gone to weding of Danniel Savage junr & Bets Peirce. Jubal Hinkley & widdo Robison are to be joind in Wedlok ys Day.   

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.