Martha Ballard's Diary, December 8 - 13, 1794

8 2
Cloudy & Some rain. I left mrs Williams Comfortable as we Could Expect and Came home. Calld at mr Craigs, all well there; at Son Pollards, Doore. they and Son Jonas famely are Cleverly. mr Ballard gone up to fort, Cyrus to hook, Ephm to meddow. mrs Baxter been here to Day. at mr Williams & Crages.  
9 3
Clear. Sally Hamlin here to have a Coat made. Shee Sleeps here. I have knitt on my Stockin. Sally washt, her Bror Gersham here. I have been at home. at home. Sally Hamlin here.  
10 4
Clear. Dolly went up to Son Pollards, mrs S. Hamlin house. I have finisht my Stockins. have been at home all day. at home. Sally H. & Dolly wrode up.  
11 5
Clear foren. Sally Cocks went to See her Bror Gersham and Sally Huzey joind in wedlock. I have been at home. Dolly is not returnd. mr Ballard been to Colo Howards on business with mr Warren & S. Jewett. mr Kimbal & Hannah Cocks were allso married. I am informd. at home. Sally is gone to weding of her Bror and Sister, may they be prospers.  
12 6
Clear & very Pleast. I have been Doing my house work. mr Ballard is gone to Survey for Asa Emerson. mr Bullin here, informs Hannah Cocks was maried yesterday. at home. mr Ballard Surveying for Asa Emerson.  
13 7
Clear & very Pleast. Sally returnd from weding. mr Ballard is gone to Varsalboro to Survey Land belonging to Saml Brown of Bilraca. I have been at home. Dolly is not returnd. at home. we made [Sausag]. it is fouryears [Since] Dolly [has] been out [of] health.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.