Martha Ballard's Diary, February 11 - 17, 1807

11 4
Clear. I have been at home. mrs Wade, [ward] & wiman to See me, mrs Brown allso. at home.  
12 5
Clear. mrs Smith here at Evng. I have Done a larg wash. at home.  
13 6
Clear part of the day. Deac Page, mr Woodward, mr Bullen & wife here. mr Ballard gone to mill. mr Wdwd brot me Some mitk & Chees. Deacn Page gave me 20 Cents. at home, friends here. mr Ballard to Mill.  
14 7
rainy. I have Done Some washing. Jona & Ephm Sleep here. Wilm Pierce Dind here. I roasted a Goos which Son Town gave me on ye Evng of Jany 1st. at home. Wm Pierce of Lake Champlain Dind here.  
15 1
raind very Powerfully all day and till 9h Evn. the freshet is risen and done some Damage. mr Heartwel here ys day. Jona & Ephm Sleep here. it grew very Cold before morn. at home.  
16 2
Clear part of ye day and very Cold. mr Soal Came and Cut wood, he & Epm Dind here. ye latter Sleeps here. I have knit Some ys Evng. at home.  
17 3
Clear part of ye Day. Son Cyrus Came at Evng intending to go to Ordination at winthrop. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.