Martha Ballard's Diary, January 4 - 13, 1807

4 1
Clear. I have been at home. Sons Cyrus, Jon a, Pollard, Dagts Pollard & Ballard, Sally & Dolly Pollard, Jonas 3 Daugts took Dinner with us. [at home, Childn here.]  
5 2
Clear. I have been at home. at home.  
6 3
Cloudy. I have been at home, Bakt mins Pies. my husband is unwel. at home.  
7 4
Clear. we washt & Did other things. we Bakt bread & Pies. at home.  
8 5
Clear part of ye day. I have been at home. H. Ballard & Sally Pollard Came here, Sleep here. [Studson] Soal & Ephm Ballard Supt here. at home, Grand Children here.  
9 6
Clear. Sally Miller & ye Girls went to Son Lambds. I washt the Buttery & kitchen. [Esqr] Tylor from Hamden here on business with mr Ballard. at home. Esqr Tylor here.  
10 7
Cloudy. Sally Pollard, H. Ballard & Dolly Lambard Came from Son Lambds, Allin Came with them; Crost ye river oposite here. the Girls went to Son Jonas, from there to [Son Polad]. at home.  
11 1
Clear. I have been at home. mr Balld to meeting aftern. Son Jonas wife, Sally & Martha took Supper with [us], Son Cyrus allso. at home.  
12 2
Clear. Allin Lambd Came & Conducted my husband & I to his Fathers. I find them remarkable wel. Son Lambd brot us home [    ]. at Son Lambds.  
13 3
Cloudy forenn, Clear aftern. I have done hous wk [and pared & Cut Some apples. Son Jona here this morn. my husband been to his hous]. at [home].  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.