Martha Ballard's Diary, November 21 - 26, 1802

21 1
Clear part of the day and warn for the Season. mr Ballard and Ephm to meeting. Son Jona, his wife and Ephm Supt with us. Son Ephm went ys aftern and Conducted Rachel Capin from Son Lambds home, little Dolly went with them. at home. Jona and wife here. mr Kinsley arivd at home this Evng
22 2
Cloudy, raind at night. Dagts Ballard and Lambard took Tea with us. I have put fethers into a new Cottne and Linen tick for my Son Cyruss. Sally Church washt and Bakt for me this day. at home. Dagt Ballard & Lambd here.  
23 3
Clear and windy. Bill Cypher Banking our hous. Sally Church helpt me half ye day. mr Georg Brown Sleeps here. I have been at home. at home. mr G. Brown Sleeps here.  
24 4
Clear and very pleasant. mr Brown Sett out from here on his way to ye State of Vermount. Sally Came and helpt me ys foren. I paid her 1/6 for yesterday & this. at home. Sally Church helpt me part of ys day.  
25 5
Clear and pleast. mr Ballard and Ephm went to meeting this day, is observed as a day of thancksgiving. Son Jona and all his famely partook with us at Super. at home. thanksgiving day.  
26 6
Cloudy and Some rain. Cyrus went to winthrop to Carrie wool to be Carded. I have been at home. at home. Cyrus to winthrop [with] wool.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.