Martha Ballard's Diary, November 30 - December 5, 1802

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Cloudy ye most of the day. Sally Church Came and helpt m wash. I went to my Sons, find them as well as Could be Expected. Cyrus went to Son Pollards, Carried the wool we had Carded, and after a Girl, but Shee was not ready to Come and he returnd without her. Nabby Fall is Come to nurs my Sons wife. mrs Farewell Calld here on her return home. at my Sons. Sally Church helpt me, I pd her 2/1_. mrs Farewell Calld.  
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Cloudy forenoon, raind aftn. Cyrus and Bill got wood. mr Ballard returned from Surveying just before night. at home.  
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Clear. mr Ballard, Son Jon a and his Son Jon a, went to Survey Land for mr Whipple. I was at my Sons, assisted her some and dresed the infant. Came home and Bakt bread, Beef and pork for Super. Cutt raggs for flocks & Coverled at Evng. Cyrus & Bill got wood. at my Sons.  
3 6
Clear and very pleast. Son Jona Came for me to go and Dress his infant. mrs Hodges there. Shee Calld here, had ye youngest of her Dagt infts with her. I did my aironing aftern and Cutt raggs at Evng. at [Ditoes]. mrs Hodges here.  
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Cloudy. our men removd the fencs to the west of ye wel. I was at my sons. at my Sons.  
5 1
Cloudy, raind at Evng. I went to Son Jonas about noon. mr Ballard and Cyrus Calld in after meeting and took Supper with them. mrs Gillbart and Saunders Came there at Evng. [at they are Comfortable].  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.