Martha Ballard's Diary, November 12 - 17, 1792

12 2
Clear part of ye Day. mr Ballard at ye hook & to Joness mill. Cyrus Came here at 6h pm. I have been at home. at home. Cyrus [Came] up here.  
13 3
the Sun rose Clear. Cloudy Some part ye Day. mr Ballard is gone to Varsalboro, Cyrus up to mr Savages, Ephm Clearing a wood road. at home. Cyrus Sleeps here.  
14 4
Cloudy & a very Chilly air. I went up as far as Savage Boltons, he paid me 8/ at mr Burtuns for attending his wife ye 19th of Jany last. I Bot 2 puter Dishes, wt 5lb @ 2/; 1 Coffee pt, 3/6; Six table Spoons, 1/8; total 15/2. I paid 7/2 Cash. mr Bolton answers 8/ of it. at Savage Boltons & others.  
15 5
Clear. mr Ballard workt at ye Bridg over ye Gully. I have been at home. mrs Densmore Dind & took Tea. mr Seth Williams & his wife here. Cyrus Came home, has quit thee Grist mill he has tended. Dolly returnd from her Apprenti Ship with mr Densmore. Cyrus tended mr Hollowells mill 14 months. Capt Nichols has hired it now. at home. Cyrus & Dolly returnd home [from] their Late Servises.  
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Snowd the most off ye Day. I have been at home. we killd 2 Turkeys. mr Ballard went to mr Pollards, bt 5_ lb flax @ /9, 5lb Butter @ /10. at home. finisht a pair of [hoes] for Dolly.  
17 7
Clear. mr Ballard been up to Jonas & to ye hook. Cyrus went to Pitstn and brot his Chest & things home. I have been at home, have not been So well as I Could wish. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.