Martha Ballard's Diary, January 27 - 31, 1806

27 2
Clear and very pleast. Jason Pierce, mr Wickson & Wm Cypher here giting wood for [us]. they got 14 loads. mrs Wiman here, took Tea. I have been Sewing and doing hous work. at [home].  
28 3
Clear and very Pleasant. I have done my hous work and finisht makeing my waist coat. mr Ballard been to mr Bonds, bot 6_ yds Blue Cloath for a Great Coat. at home.  
29 4
Clear and pleast. mr Ballard Set out for to go to mr A. Pages at Belgrade before Sun rise. I have made 9 lb Candles. mrs Hartwel here twice. Betsy Wiman & Meriah H. for water. Heman Burr took Super with us. I knit Some ys Evng. at home. mrs Hartwl here twice.  
30 5
Clear and pleast, Thawd Some. I have Brewd. mr Page returnd 9 Sheep that he took of mr Ballard last Jany 24th 1805. mr Ballard has been down & finisht his business respecting Depositions and receivd 10 Dollars in part of his Demand. at home. our Sheep were returnd.  
31 6
Clear and Colder. I have done my washing. mr Ballard been to the meddow. he paid to Wm Cypher this Evng 1 Dollar. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.