Martha Ballard's Diary, November 18 - 24, 1792

18 G
rainy. mr Pollard & Pitt Dind here, thee latter was Joind in thee Bands off wedlock with Parthenia Barton. the Ceremony pirformd by Saml Dutton Esq. I have been at home. we had no Company Except our famely attend. thee Justice gave the fee to ye Bride. at home. mr Shubal Pitt and Parthenia Barton Joind in Mariage.  
19 2
Cloudy Day, raind at night & Snowd. mr Ballard Left home at 11h morn to Survey Land belonging to mr T. Pitts. I have been at home. Dolly went to mr Burtuns a little before Sun Sett. at home. mr Ballard Sett out on a tour of Surveying.  
20 3
Snowd & raind. I have been at home. Cyrus went to his Brors, brot three quarters of muttun home. Hannah has been piecing a Bed quilt. a Cold N W wind at Evng. at home.  
21 4
A very Cold Day. I have been at home. Hannah wove a Bed Blankitt for her Self, Tow & wool. At home. P. Livermr here at Evng.  
22 5
Clear & more Callm. the river was So full of ice it allmost Stopt ys morn. I have been very unwell this Day, at home all Day. at home. the river is Closing
23 6
Clear & Cold. Cyrus went his Brothers, Brot a Bushel of Turnips. Dolly returnd from mr Thwings. Shee has maid 3 gouns there & at mr Burtns, & took her pay in Cash @ 2/3 pr Day. I have been at home, finisht Ephs hoes. Snowd in ye night. at home. Ephm workt for Densmr & Cragg with his Team.  
24 7
Snowd all Day & is very Cold. Epm got wood for mr Livrmr, Densmr and Waid. I have been at home, mended Epms Buskins. Dolly finisht his Coat. at home. Ephm workt for Livr, Densmr & Waid with his Teem.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.