Martha Ballard's Diary, January 11 - 21, 1800

11 7
Clear. I have been at home, finisht Allin Lambds mitts. at home.  
12 1
Snowd. I was Calld to Son Lambds to See Thoms, he being very unwell. we Gave him Senna and he Seemd better. I wrode home with mr Ballard at Evng. at Son Lambds. Thomas is unwell.  
13 2
Cloudy, Snowd at night. I have been at home. Hepsy past an operation for ye itch. mr Ballard and Jona mending Slead. Cyrus went to mill and to Son Lambds. Thomas is much better. at home.  
14 3
Snowd. Polly Faught here, left 1-2/1 busl Corn for Son Lambd. I have been kniting mitts for Cyrus. I wrote to Sister Waters and Sent to mr Burtun to Carrie to Boston. at home. wrote to Sister Waters.  
15 4
Clear and Pleasant. Brother Moore, his wife & 2 of his Sons, Son and Dagt Lambd, mr Truant and Lady, Son Jona & wife here. I have been at home. at home, had Compy
16 5
Clear fore n, Cloudy aftern. I went to mr Parkers and mrs Welches foren, have been Kniting ys aftern. Jonas wife in here. mrs Welch Sent my Cloath, 20 and 1/2 yards. at mr Parkers and mrs Welches.  
17 6
Snowd. I have been at home, finisht the 3d pair mitts which I have knit the prest weak. at home. Death old mrss Littlefield.  
18 7
very rainy. I have been at home Sewing. at home.  
19 1
X Birth James Herimans Dagt. XX.
Clear, a pleast Son but windy. mr Ballard, Jon a and his wife attended worship. we went there at Evng. Shubal Pitts & wife there. I was Calld from there at 9h Evn to See the wife of mr Heryman, Shee was Deld very Soon after I arivd, of a Dagt. Shee wrode in a Sleigh 13 miles after 7, her illness was on her when Shee Sett out from Doct Quimbys. I went to See mrss Robinson, Shee is very ill with a Cold. at Son Jon as & mr Herimans. Birth 4th.recd a Letter of Decr 6th fm Sister Waters with News ytBror Jonas Dagt Sophia was Dead.  
20 2
Clear till noon then over Cast. mr Ballard and Jona been to ye meddow, Cyrus Breakng flax. the widdow Farewell and mrss Pierce here. I have been kniting on a Stockin for mr Ballard, Hepsy washt. at home.  
21 3
Clear. I was at Son Jonas. mrss Titcomb and her Son there. mr Ballard got wood. at Son Jonas.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.