Martha Ballard's Diary, November 25 - 30, 1792

25 G
Clear & not So Cold as it was. Son Jona Came here & took his hors home, had 1 busl Potatoes of Ephm. I have been at home. we roasted A Turkey for Diner. A home. mr Pollard & Pitt here.  
26 2
Clear & more moderate. my Sons got 2 load of wood, and Ephm went to git Some for mr Desnmr. Hannah Put a Bed quillt in to the Fraim & quilted it out before Shee Slept. Parthenia & Dolly helpt her. at home. Hannahs Bed quilt was quillted ys Day.  
27 3
Clear. Dolly began to make a Coat for mr Sargent. Parthenia Put her Callico Bed quillt in to ye fraim & Hannah & I helpt her quillt. at home.  
28 4
Cloudy all Day & very rainy night. Dolly finisht ye Coat & Partha her Bed quillt. Jona was here. I have been at home. at home. Parthenia finisht her Bed quillt.  
29 5
Clear & very Pleast. I have been at home. it is the Day appointed for thanksgiving. mr Pollard and Pitt waited on their wives & Dolly to mr Pollards. mr Densmore had a Turkey of me. at home. roasted a Turkey.  
30 6
Clear Except a Squall of Snow forenn. mr Pollard & Pitt took breakfast here. mrs Rockwood here to have a goun made. I have been at home, Did the house work. Ephm workt for mr Bradbury. mr Ballard returnd from Surveying a 15 mile Lott. at home. mrs Rockwd here. mr Ballard Came home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.