Martha Ballard's Diary, November 23 - December 4, 1805

23 7
Clear. I have been at home. mr Ballard workt for Jona part of the day. at home.  
24 1
Clear and pleast. mr Ballard to meeting, Cyrus and I at home. mr Stone discoarsed fron prov 14 C 27 V. at home.  
25 2
Clear and pleast. I did part of my wash. mr Ballard workt at Jonas hous. mr Frances Fuller of Reedfield Sleeps here. at home.  
26 3
Clear and pleast. mr Fuller got Some Timber after Breakfast, he went from here at 1h pm. Cyrus went and bot me a pair Shoes at mr Bonds. at home. mr Huff Sleeps here.  
27 4
Clear. I have been at home. mr Ballard & Cyrus been Down Streat. Cyrus bot 1 [lb] Coffee 2 of Sugar, _ Pepper. mr B. 1 lb Sugar, Beef 8 lb. Jonas famely removd into his new house. at home. Son Jonas removd into his new house.  
28 5
raind ys morn, pleast day afterwards. we went to meeting. mr Slone Spake from PSalm 4 C 8 vers. mr Ballard, my Self and Cyrus went to Son Lambards, tarried all night. wido Savage & mr Gill & wife there. at meetng & at Son Lambds. my Son L. was at Son Pollards.  
29 6
Clear & pleast. we left Son Lambds after Breakfast. my husband & I went to Son Ephms, his wife is troubled with her Breast. at Ditoes & at Son Ephms.  
30 7
Clear and very pleasant. mr Ballard has been at Son Jonas to work on his hous. I have done Some washing and Bakt Bread. at home.  
1 1
Clear. mr Ballard & Cyrus to meeling. at home.  
2 2
Clear. mrs Wiman here to Comb flax. I mended 2 pair hoes. at home.  
3 3
Clear. Betsy Wiman brot my flower. I mended a pair hoes for Cyrus & ironed. at home.  
4 4
Cloudy. I have been very unwel, Could not Sett up till 2h pm. my husband & Cyrus down below.   

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.