Martha Ballard's Diary, December 27 - 31, 1799

27 6
Cloudy, Snowd at Evng. Son Lambd Came and Conducted me to his house in a Sleigh. mr Ballard, Son and Dagt Ballard Came at Evng, we Supt and took Tea with them and returnd home at 11h Evn. at Son Lambards.  
28 7
Snowd. I have been at home, made a pair of drawers for Cyrus and Bound his Legins. at home.  
29 1
Clear and very pleast. mr Ballard, my Self & Cyrus attended worship. I went to Son Lambds at intermition. Revd mr Stone performd from Proverbs 4th, 23. Son Ephm Came here at Evng. Asa Pierce Spent Evng with Hepsy. at meeting. Doct Cony Cald here at Evn, Son Ephm allso.  
30 2
raind all day. I have been at home, finisht Cyruss Legins & Towed a pair of his hoes. at home.  
31 3
Clear and not very Cold. Son Ephm and Saml Trask workt here this aftern. mr Ballard been Surveying at mr David Thomases. mr Sears of Canaan Sleeps here. I have mended hoes for Cyrus and knit a mittne. Jonas wife and Son Ephm here. Cyrus went to mr Claps and brot up my woolin wheal. Hepsy spun 1 Skein of filling yn. at home. Dagt Ballard here. Ephm Came to work on thee hous again.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.