Martha Ballard's Diary, January 11 - 15, 1789

11 D
Clear & Cold. I was Calld to See Nancy Savage. She Continues to Puke & Purge. Shee is Cutting her Eye teeth. I was informd yt a Dagtr of Saml Goodins has Lately had a Child. Shee is unmarried. I went to mr Savages.  
12 2
Clear & very Cold. mrs Voce Dind here. I went to See Nancy, find her much as Shee has been. mr Ballard been to ye hook. mr Gillbth Sleeps here. I went to mr Savages.  
13 3
Clear & not so Cold. mr Ballard Bot 37 lb of Exclent Beef of CapT Ney & 9 lb Butter of mrs Pollard, 1 galn Rhum of mr Weston. old mrs Coutch Sleeps here, two Leightons & Gillbh. I have been at home. at home.  
14 4
Haill & rain. mrs Couch left here at 2h PM. mr Ballard Gone to Colon Howards on Business. I have been at home. Shere Town & a man from Damescota Sleep here. I went to mr Savages.  
15 5
Clear. 3 men took Breakfast, Eight persons Dind, six Supt. mr Ballard attended Coart. I have been at home. mr Porter & wife Came here, mr Fillbrook also. Clear. mr Ballard at Pollards. mr Porter and others Left here. it Snows. Clarrissa wrode on mr Towns Sleigh to Brot h Moores. mr Bal at Pollards. I was at home. I was at home. Clarrissa Came here thisnight. The Girls wrode in a Sleigh as far as pitts townlast Eving.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.