Martha Ballard's Diary, November 9 - 16, 1799

9 7
rainy foren. I have been Doing house work and puting up some of my things for removeing. I feel very much fatagud. I miss Hepsy much. mr Ballard been to the house all day. at home. Dagt Lambd at mr Dingleys.  
10 1
Clear foren, Cloudy aftern. mr Ballard & Cyrus to meeting, Lydia to her uncle Norriss. I have been at home. Son Ephm and Dagt Lambd here at Evng. this is the aniversary of the Burial of my Dear Dagt Town. at home. Dagt Lambd & Son Ephm here at Evn.  
11 2
Clear foren, Cloudy aftern. mr Ballard and Cyrus up to the house, they took the Cows up. Lydia washt, I made 41 Dozn Candles. at home.  
12 3
Cloudy, raind at night. mr Ballard and Cyrus up to the hous. I have been prepareing for removing. at home.  
13 4
Clear and windy. I have done hous work. mr Ballard and Cyrus up to the hous. Son Town Came here at Evng, he Sleeps here. mr Whealor here, he Exprest a wish that I Should wait on his wife when needed. May God prolong the lives and happiness of the new made pare, may Shee fill the place of a Mother and a mistress to the acceptance of the great Parent of the univerce, may the Childn Commited to her parental Care be Obedient and ready to receive her good Counsil at all times, and may the God of Peace Delight to Dwell with them. Amen. at home. Son Town Sleeps here, he and mrs Eunice Stackpole were joind in mariage the 3d inst.  
14 5
Clear foren, Cloudy aftern. mr Ballard been up to our house. Cyrus and Samuel Trask been giting wood. mrss Dingley here at 1h pm to inquire after Henrymc Causland who is ran from her. Saml Saw him runing down Streat. Lydia & I have been fixing my things for removing. Scoured puter &C. I have been picking wool at Evng. at home.  
15 6
Clear. mr Ballard been to Son Pollards and to the house. I have been Striping feathers and Baking pies and sewing. Cyrus [geting] wood. Lydia did hous work and Spun some. mr Claps famely Came in to this house with their furniture this Evng. at home. mr Clap brot his famely in to this hous at [3]h Evng. we were unaprisd of their Coming till we were ready to remove.  
16 7
Clear and pleast. mr Ballard up to the hous, Cyrus Carried a Load of our matters. I have made a woolin Shirt for mr Ballard Since 9h Evn last. Lydia has been Doing things about house. mr Ballard went Early ys morn and informd mr Livermore that his Son Bradwell had past a Stool into our well. the Boy Denyed it [      ].   

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.