Martha Ballard's Diary, November 28 - December 9, 1801

28 7
Clear morn, Cloudy afterwards. I have been at home, helpt finish the washing and did Some Sewing, laid Boards to walk on to the well and out hous. Pally Bakt pumkn Pies. mr Ballard laid a platform at ye well. at home.  
29 1
Clear. mr Ballard, Pally & Ephm attended public worship. I did not feel able to go. Son Jona, his wife and Daugts here after Meeting. mr Stone discoarsed from Romans 1st C 28 V. at home. Jona & wife here.  
30 2
Clear part of the day and Colder than yesterday. I have been at home doing work about the hous. mr Ballard makeing a Plan. Cyrus and Jack went to Colo Duttuns. at home.  
1 3
Cloudy. I have washt all the wolens and part of my Linning. Dagt Ballard here Just at Evng. mrs Cypher here. at home, helpt wash.  
2 4
Clear part of the day, Snowd Some at Evng. I have helpt do hous work, washt some old wolen pieces. feel falagued, laid on ye bed part of ye aftern. Dagt Ballard in here. Son Jona had a phraim raisd at the Crotch of ye road in our field. at home. Jona had a Phraim raised ys aftern.  
3 5
Cloudy. I have been at home. at home.  
4 6
Cloudy and Some Snow. I have been at home. at home.  
5 7
Snowd. we made Some apple & mins Pies. Cyrus went and Bot me 8yds flanel, brot it home at 2h pm. I made me a Shift and put it on ys Evng. Chace Pages wife Expired. at home, made me a flanel Shift.  
6 1
Snowd. mr Ballard went to meeting, the rest of our famely at home. at home.  
7 2
Clear and Cold. mr Ballard & Cyrus at Town meeting. Ephm & Saml Trask Boarding Jonas New hous. I have mended 2 pair hoes for my Self & done Some hous wk. at home. Chase Pages wifes remains were interd.  
8 3
Clear. mrs Pollard & Young & Son Town Sleep here. I have been at home. at home. mrs Pollard here.  
9 4
Clear. mrs Pollard went from here, I went with her to Son Jonas. mrs Young is Bolloming Chairs for us, has done 8. at Son Jonas.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.