Martha Ballard's Diary, January 14 - 24, 1807

[14] 4
Clear and Cold. I have washt. mrs Gilbart here for water. at home & at mr Wigens.  
[15] 5
X. [Birth mr Wigens Son. XX].
Clear and Cold. mrs Wigens was Delvd about 3h ys morn of a, her 2nd Son & 4th Child by this Husband. I left her and infant Cleverly and returnd home at 11h am. Susanna Smiths remains were intered yesterday. mrs Gilbart and Capt [Smiths] wife Spent Evng here. at mr Wigenss. Birth 1st. fee receivd by Son Jona 9/.  
[16] 6
Clear and Cold. I have been at ["home" - implied]. home. 
[17] 7
Clear part of the day. Luke Barton has Slept here 2 nights Past. he Set out for home this morn, Jona B. Junr with him. at home.  
[18] 1
Snows. Son Cyrus Came here, he went to meeting. my husband & I at home. at home.  
[19] 2
Clear and Cool. I have done hous wk, fild Sausages & knit some. Jona & Ephm [been] here. at home.  
[20] 3
Clear and Cold. I have had the tooth aick and feel very unwel. at home.  
[21] 4
Clear. I have been very unwel. mr Wait Calld here, he Extracted my tooth. at home.  
[22] 5
Clear and very Cold. mr Wait Cut Some wood for us. Revd mr Stone Came to See us, Spent Evng here. he has attend Funeral of a Child of a mr [no entry]. at home. Revd mr Stone here.  
[23] 6
Clear and Cold, it Snowd at Evng & all night. Dagt Ballard Sett out for [Bodingham]. Sally & martha Spent aftern [here]. at home. Sally and Martha here.  
24 7
Snowd forenn. I have been at home, washt Some and did my hous work. Capt Smith and mr Soal brot us wood. Jona B. Junr Sleeps here. at home. Jona B. Junr Sleeps here.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.