Martha Ballard's Diary, December 29 - 31, 1805

[29] [1]
[        ] day ye wind SE. [     ] Self & Cyrus at home. [        ] is gone in open land. at home. we were not at Meeting, any of us.  
[30] [2]
Clear. I have done my hous work, do not Feel So wel as I Coold wish. mr Ballard been to the Coart hous. Cyrus to T. Pittss, he bot 6 plates. at home.  
31 3
Clear. I have Done a Larg wash for me Sinc 12= O Clock and washt my Kitchen. thus I end this year. it is of Gods mercy that I am yet alive and able to perform any business. Joanna Babcock Calld in at Evng to See me. mr Hartwel began a School this day at the hous where he resides, where Son Jon a formerly livd. at home, washt.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.