Martha Ballard's Diary, December 3 - 13, 1797

3 A
Cloudy, Snowd at night. I did not attend public worship. Cyrus Came up and returnd at Evng. Ephm, Dorkes, Allin here. at home.  
4 2
rainy foren. mr Ballard went to Son Jonas to work on the Barn. I have been at home. mr Lambt brot Dorkis here to Spin for me. Shee brot Allin. at home.  
5 3
Clear and Cold. mr Ballard went to my Sons to work. I have been at home. Hepsy washt, it is now 11 Evn. at home.  
6 4
Clear. mr Ballard to work at Son Jonas. I have been at home. at home.  
7 5
Clear and not So cold. mr Ballard went to work at my Sons. I have been at home. Phillip Bullin here at Evn. Robt Fletcher left us after Breakfast. at home.  
8 6
Clear. mr Ballard workt at my Sons. I have been at home. at home.  
9 7
Clear part of the Day, a little Snow after. Son Jona Came and Conducted his Sons and Dorkis and Allin Lambart from here. mr Ballard been to his hous to work. I have been at home, finisht my Self a Cottne Shift. I footed a pair hoes for Jack, knitt hands to a pair mitts for my husband and nurst the Childn. at home. Dorkis and the little Boys went home.  
10 A
Clear and pleast. Cyrus Came up, mr Ballard went to meeting foren. Cyrus Came with Jonas hors and Sleigh and Conducted me to Son Lambarts from there. I wrode with them to meeting. Son Jona Came and brot me home. at meeting. the Text Provbs [ ] 23v
11 2
Clear. I was at home. at home.  
12 3
Clear part of the Day. I have been at home.   
13 4
Clear part of ye day. mr Dingley and Mc Causlin here. I have been ["at home." - implied] mr Ballard Surveying for mr Thomas. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.