Martha Ballard's Diary, January 1 - 8, 1806

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Clear. I have been at home, did Some washing. Joanna Babcock Calld in this Evng. it was last Evng Shee was here. at home.  
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Clear. I finisht my wash and did other work, feel fatagued. at home.  
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Snowd ys morn, Clear aftern. I have been at home, mended my husbands Black small Cloaths & my winter goun. at home.  
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Clear part of the day, a little Snow at Evng. I have done my ironing. Son Jona had Swine killd, they Sent us 10 lb of the meat and part of a haslet. Wilm Cypher Cutt wood for us and mr Smith Carted _ ye day. Cyrus been down to ye Settlement, bot 4_ lb Chees, 2 of Sugar, _ Shouen Tea. he bot 2 lb of Butter yester day for his Father, and for him Self 1 qt Ginn, 1 [lb] Candles. at home. mr Smith & W. Cypher got wood for us.  
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Clear. mr Ballard went to meeting, Revd mr Stone Discoarst fm Geness 47 [C] 9 verse. Cyrus is unwel with a Cold and I felt unable to attend. at home.  
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Clear. mr Ballard workt for Son Jona. Cyrus went to Sons Lambards & Ephms. he Sent us by him A Sparerib which wd 11_ lb. I have washt my N. room and Twisted yarn for A mop & 3 nots Thread. at home. Son Ephm Sent us A Sparerib.  
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Clear. Son Lambard brot his wife, Allin and [Wilm] here. Shee Came to do Some work for us. I have been at home. Shee Cut my Goun & part made it. they brot me 4 lb Pork, 1 Dozn fish, 17 Crackers, some Coffee and a Creem pot. at home. Dagt Lambd here.  
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Clear. I have been at home. Dagt Lambd & mrs Gill here. Dagt Ballard Came aftern, mr Gill at Evng. Jona, Ephm Ballard & A. [Lambd] Slept here allso. [ ] Cut Cloaths for my husband and Cyrus and did other Sewing. at home, [friends] here.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.