Martha Ballard's Diary, November 14 - 21, 1807

14 7
Clear Part of ye day. I have been at home, done various kinds of work. at home.  
15 1
Clear and Cold. mr Ballard & Cyrus to meeting, I have been at home. at home.  
16 2
Clear part of ye day. mr Ballard been to mend mrs Farewels Barn. Cyrus got Some wood. I have got Some apples into ye Sellar, pared Some. Lucy Came here at 9h Evng. at home. Lucy Came at Evng.  
17 3
Cloudy. I have Cut apples for Sause. mrs Brooks here to Spin Thread. I have knit, Lucy spun. Dolly Lambd & Sally Bald Sleep [here]. at home, mrs Brooks here.  
18 4
A Severe Storm of Snow, hail & wind. mr Balld workt at Banking hous. the little girls went to Son Jonas after Breakfast. I have Stewed my apples & Scolt my pickls and knit Some. Lucy helpt about hous & Spun Some, hembed me a hankercf & made a night Cap.   
19 5
raind this aftn & Evng. I have been Sewing , doing hous work & kniting. Lucy mending.Shee hemed 2 Callico handkercfs & 2 Cottin ones & made me a night Cap. mr Balld Been to the Settlement, was at Son Lambards. they Sent me Beef. he Carried them & Ephm _ [Bushl apples] Each. at home.  
20 6
Cloudy. I have been at home, Brewd and did hous wk & knit Some. Lucy twisted hoes yn. at home.  
21 7
Clear part of ye day. Lucy washt. I have done hous wk, Bakt. mrs Smith Supt here. mr Ballard been to the Settlement, he bot _ lb Tea, a bottle of Stotans Elixr. funeral of John Pedrick. at home. mrs Smilh here, Lucy went home with her. [Funrl] mr Pedrick.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.