Martha Ballard's Diary, November 10 - 22, 1805

10 1
Snowd, raind & haild. mr Ballard to meeting. Cyrus & I have been at home. Ephms wife Cleverly. at home.  
11 2
Cold. I have been at home. at home.  
12 3
Clear and not So Cold. I have been at home. mrs Wiman here. my Husband workt for Son Jona, Dind there. Cyrus went after mr Kingsley but did not find him. I washt the North room. at home. mrs Wiman here.  
13 4
Cloudy. mr Ballard workt for Son Jona part of ye day. I have been at home. Rosanna Cottle Bakt here. Cyrus went to Son Lambds, Carried 42 Skeins wool filling & 2 lb F. Cottne Do. at home, Cutt Some Apples.  
14 5
raind. I have been Sorting apples and pairing & Cuting them. mr Ballard workt at Son Jonas new hous. at home.  
15 6
rainy. I have washt Some. mr Ballard went to Son Ephms and hired a Cow of the wido Farewel. Luke Barton helpt him Drive her home. Shee gave my Small Cremer full of mitk at night. at home. mr Ballard took A Cow of [mrs] Farewel.  
16 7
rainy. I have finisht washing, feel Some fatagued. at home.  
17 1
Clear and pleast [but] Bad walking. mr Ballard to meeting. mr Grey Sleeps here, he Preacht at Capt Bangers. at home. mr Grey Slept here.  
18 2
Clear Part of ye Day. I have been Pareing & Cuting apples, workt till midnight. Son Ephm here, says his wife is not so wel as he Could wish. A home.  
19 3
Clear. I have Stued apples and done hous work. Wilm Cypher Bankt our hous. at home.  
20 4
Clear. mrs Cypher here, Rosana Bakt here. I have been at home. mr Ballard at [Jonas] house to work. at home.  
21 5
Clear. mr Ballard workt for Jona part of this Day. I have been at home, feel unwell. at home.  
22 6
Clear. I have washt & done my hous work. Rosanna Came here to Bake. mr Ballard workt for Jona part of ye day. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.