Martha Ballard's Diary, December 25 - 31, 1802

25 7
Clear. I have been at home. Ephm Brot 39 Skeins warp, 26 filling yn from mr Pollards. at [home].  
26 1
Cloudy. mr Ballard to meeting. Dagt Ballard Came here & part of her Childn. Nabby Fall Came here. at [home]. Dan [Wdwd] married to Clara Stone.  
27 2
raind. Nabby washt. I knitt and Sewd and did part of my hous work. at home.  
28 3
Cloudy and rain. I have Scoured 65 Skeins yn, finisht a Stockin & began another, knit 50 purls. Nabby did hous work & finisht her Short goun. Shee workt on it last Evng. at home. Scoured my yarn.  
29 4
Cloudy part of ye day. I have been kniting, Nabby doing hous work. mr Ballard to Settle with the Town & Country treasurers, got receipts in full for Some taxes, and in Part fr others. at home.  
30 5
Cloudy, Snowd at Evn. I have finisht my husbands Stockin which I began at 4h pm 28th inst and a Cottne Shirt which mrs Duttun had partly made before Shee died. mr Ballard Sett out with others to look a road from the Bridg to Sheapscott Settlement. at home.  
31 6
Clear. I have been at home. we made pumpkin and apple pies and I knit Some futing a Stockin for mr Ballard. the year is now Comd to a Close and I am Still a living monument of Gods Spareing mercie. may I have a proper Sence of his Goodness and liv according there to. at home, made Pies and knitt.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.