Martha Ballard's Diary, December 9 - 16, 1807

9 4
Snowd & raind at times. Old mrs Kenny Came to See us, Dind & Supt with us. I have been at home. at home.  
10 5
Sun Shine part of ye day, raind part of it. I have washt, done my hous wk, washt 3 rooms & knitt Some. mr Ballard to ye Settlement. mr Theophilis Hamlin Sent me a present of 1 lb Shushon Tea & 4_ lb Sugar which I receivd with gratitude. at home, did my washing. Marriage Nicholis Shaw to mrs Winslow.  
11 6
Clear. mr Wickson & Georg Shaw got wood for us. Allin Lambd Conducted me to Son Jonas, Dagt Pollard was there. Old Lady Emry Came there, Shee tarried all night. Son Pollard brot me home. at Son Jonas, mrs Emry & Dagt Pollard allso.  
12 7
Clear the most of ye day. mr Ballard to mr Cumingss, brot 2 Cheeses home. did my hous wk, knit some. Cyrus to ye Settlement. at home.  
13 1
Snowd. mr Ballard & Cyrus went to meeting. I have been at home, had Sausages from Daugt Ballard, 1 lb 14 oz. at home.  
14 2
Cloudy foren, very Clear and Pleasant aftern. mr Ballard and Cyrus to Parrish meeting. I have done my hous wk & knit. at home. mr Ballard to [Parrish] meeting.  
15 3
haild & raind. I have been at. at home.  
16 4
Dul weather. I have been at home, knit, finisht my Stockins. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.