Martha Ballard's Diary, December 11 - 18, 1806

11 5
Clear and Cold. I have done hous wk and part of my washing & knitt at Evng. Jona Sleeps here. Sole and Lethers brot a Load wood ys morn. at home, did Some washing.  
12 6
Clear part of the day, Snowd at Evng. I brot in the Cloaths I washt yesterday, have persued my washing. Son Jonas wife took Tea with us. Jona & Wm Sleep here. Jason Pierces Son Henry Expired ys morn. at home. Son Jonas wife here. 2 of the Boys Sleep here. Death.  
13 7
Snowd last night & haild & raind. I have been at home, done my hous work, Bakt and ironed part of my Cloaths. Jona B. Sleeps here. he has Spent the most of the day, Cut wood &C, done other Chores. at home. Death Esqr Farewels wife.  
14 1
Clear & Cold. a mr Ward from Hamden here. Son & Daugt Lambd here. Son Pollard Came and Conducted his Father & I to Son Jonas to attend at the interment of Henry, Son of Jason Pierce. mr Smith Deliverd A Discoars from Jobe 14 C, 10 vers. at Son Jonas to attend the Funeral of Henry Pierce.  
15 2
Clear. mr Ballard & Cyrus been to the Settlement. I have washt. Jona & Wilm Sleep here. Cyrus went to mr Cumingss. at home.  
16 3
Clear. Allin Lambard Conducted his Sister Lucy & Sally Miller here. mrs Wiman Came to see me this aftern, took Tea here. we are informd that Esqr Farewels wife Expired last Saterday. I have been at home, done hous wk & knit. at home. Sally Miller & Lacy L. Came here. mrss Wiman here.  
17 4
Clear. I have been at home, mrs Wiman took Tea here. mr Chace got wood for us, Wm Cypher Chopt it. at home. Funeral mrs Farewel.  
18 5
Clear. Rhoda Pollard, Dorkis Hodges, Sally & Martha Pollard here. I have been at home. Sally Miller & Lucy L. went to Son Jonas. at home. grand Childn here.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.