Martha Ballard's Diary, January 1 - 11, 1794

1 4
Clear & Cold. mr Ballard at mr Burtuns to Settle with him. I was at ["home"- implied]. my Sons Carreing wood to mr Beaman. home. 
2 5
Clear & Cold. mrs Cushin here, Son Town, mr Burtun & wife allso. Dolly Came home. I have been at home. at home. I began a Buskin.  
3 6
Clear. mrs Cushin here, had a gown made. I have been at home. Ephm brot the last of our Hay from ye meddow. at home. Son Town Sleeps here.  
4 7
rainy. I have been at home, made Pies. Dolly weaving on Jonas web. mr Ballard brot Corn, Wheat, Tea & Sugar home. at home. made [mins] Pies.  
5 E
Clear & very Pleast. my famely all attended worship in public. I went to mr Pittss at intermition. at meeting.  
6 2
Clear & Cold. mr Ballard & Waid and Ephm giting wood to mr Beaman & our Selvs. Dolly went to Colo Sewalls. Sally washt. I have been at home. at home. Dolly at Colo Sewalls.  
7 3
Clear & very Cold. mr Ballard workt in his Shop, Ephm for mr Wade. Sally went to help mrs Pollard quillt. I have been at home. Charls & John Cox & mrs Patty Goodin here. Dolly Came home from Colo Sewalls. at home. young Company here.  
8 4
Clear & Cold morn, moderated at Evng. I have been at home. Dolly went to Son Pollards, Ephm Carried 19 busl of ashes to mr Wessom. receivd 3/3_ in Cash & 1 quire of paper @ 1/6. at home. Dolly at Son Pollard.  
9 5
foggy. mr Pollard & wife, mr Thomas & my Dagt Dolly went on a visit to Magr Stickneys. I have been at home. at home. Dolly to mgr Stiknys.  
10 6
foggy & warm. Sally went to her Dads. Dolly wove. I have been at home. at home.  
11 7
Cloudy. I have been at home. Dolly & Sally quillting for Dagt Pollard. Waid, Robbins & Livrmr workt here. I paid Doct Cony the money Agusts Ballard left for him. at home. ye Girls at Son Pollard.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.