Martha Ballard's Diary, October 17 - 25, 1805

17 5
raind. I have been at home, Cut apples. Clear aftern. mr Ballard workt Some on Son Jonas house. A mr Smith from Hamden was here for a Sartificate of his lott. at home.  
18 6
Clear. mr Ballard to work for Jona. mrs Wiman here to Bake a Pigg. I finisht picking my wool. at home. mrs Wiman here.  
19 7
Clear and very windy. I have Bakt wheat & Bn Bread and Done my other hous hold business. have [lost] much of ye Seat of life. may it pleas thee Great Parent of ye Univers to grant me better health. mr Ballard went and Carried 2 lb 5 oz wool to ye masheen, brot 8_ roals home. at home.  
20 1
Clear. mr Ballard & I went to meeting. Revd mr Stone Discoarsed forn fm St John C 12 V 35 aftn, fm Peter C 1st V 5. I was at Son Ephms at intermition. at Meeting & at Son Ephms. Cyrus Came home.  
21 2
Clear. Sally Pierce and mrs Wiman here to Bake. two of mr Puringtons Dagts Calld here at Evng. I have been at home. at home.  
22 3
Cloudy morn, a Severe Slorm of rain & Snow aftern & night. mrs Farewel Came here ys morn. mr Wiman & wife, Saml, Betsy & D. Bolton Came and Slept here. the wind Blew So they Could not Stay at home. I have been at home. at home. 6 Persons Slept here besides my famely.  
23 4
Clear. mr Wimans famely went home, mrs Farewel allso. Nabby Holms Came here at 2h Pm to spin for me. mr Ballard been to mr Bridges office on Business. I have been at home. at home. Nabby Holms Came to wk here.  
24 5
Cloudy, raind before night. mr Ballard to mr Bridges office again. Cyrus Sett out for Watervil & Winslow at 2h pm. at home. Cyrus to Watervil.  
25 6
Clear & windy. I have Done Some washing. mr Ballard Down below again. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.