Martha Ballard's Diary, November 24 - 30, 1786

24 6
Clear. I Did hous work & mending. Benjamn Branard Dind here. mr Ballard Came home. Cyrus Carried 1 Bushl wheat & 1 of Indien meel to mr Carr.   
25 7
Clear. I have been at home mending Cloths. mr Ballard Caried my woolin yarns to mrs Edson to weave & his Cloath to mr Densmoors to [make]. very Cold this night.   
26 A
Birth. mr Blakmans Son. X
A bitter Cold morn. I rose at day break, had a Shaking fitt & pain in my head. did not attend public worship. Pamele Staid at home. I was Calld to See mrs Blakman in Travil. left home at Sun Sett, got there after much fatagud. found her put Safe to Bed by mrs Ellis, tarried all night. mr Blakman gave me 6/8.   
27 2
Came home at 11/ O Clok. Left all Cleaverly. I went to Capt Sualls and Thomas Sualls & Revd mr Fosters spent Evinng at Esqr Howards. mr Ballard Came yr to accompany me home.   
28 3
Exceeding Cold & windy. mr Georg Brown here, has froos Both his Ears. I put some Salve on them. Pamela is 18 years old this Day. we have all Been mending old garments. Welches wife Delivrd of a Dafter the 19th inst. mrs Fletcher operator.   
29 4
Very Cold. I finisht fingering mr Ballards Glovs, Becky Wiman & Sally Peirce here.   
30 5
Snowd. I have been at home. Mr Ballard went to Doct Coneys. Dolly to mr Westons for needles. Patty Savage is married to mr Gordin of winthrop this day. Saml Brown Dind here.   

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.