Martha Ballard's Diary, October 30 - November 12, 1800

30 5
Clear and pleast. I sorted apples, Cut and Strung Some to drie. Indiens here. at home.  
31 6
Clear and pleast. I have been at home, finisht Cuting my Specht apples. 3 indiens here, I gave them 2/1 Bushl apples for a Bark. dagt Ballard Supt with me. at home.  
1 7
Clear and pleast. mrs Welch here. I have brot in Chips, Brewd and boiled apple pareings and done other matters, feel fatagud. at home.  
2 1
very rainy ys day. we did not go to meeting from here. Son Jona here at Evng. at home.  
3 2
Clear. mr Ballard returnd from Surveying at N2. I have got my apples into the Seller and washt my Cloaths in the first water. Cyrus to Town meeting. at home. mr Balld returnd from N2.  
4 3
Clear. I have Been at home, washt Some and Cut apples. Dagt Ballard & Childn, Son Ephm, mrss Edson & Cole took Tea with us. at home. Compy here.  
5 4
Clear the most of ye day. mr Ballard workt on the road. Cyrus to ye hook, bot 2/1 BuShl rie and 4/1 lb Snuff. mrss Saunders here. at home. Churnd 4 lb 5 oz Butter.  
6 5
Cloudy, raind at Evng. I have Bakt, done my hous work, finishd my washing. mr Ballard workt on the road, Cyrus Carting Coal for Ely Andrus. Dagt Ballard here at Evng. at home.  
7 6
Clear. I have been at home, washt my floor. at home.  
8 7
Cloudy. mr Ballard got in Part of our turnips and went to hear mr Kibby preach at mr Roices. I have been at home. Son Jona, his wife, his Sons Ephm & Wilm dind here. the Preacher Discoarsed from 2nd Thesilo 1st C, 7 & 8 verses. at home. 2 Years Since the Death of Dagt Town.  
9 1
Clear. mr Ballard & Cyrus to meeting. I went aft. mr Stone discoarsed fm PSalm 119. at meeting. Wegens returnd.  
10 2
Clear and Cool. I have been at home, done my hous wk and knit 22 purls on a Stockin. at home.  
11 3
Clear. Dagt Ballard, mrss Pierce & Saunders here to Tea. I have been at home. at home.  
12 4
Cloudy. Jon a killd 3 swine. I have been at home. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.