Martha Ballard's Diary, December 17 - 22, 1807

17 5
Clear. Son Jonathan here, he was released from prison yesterday. I have been kniting on hoes for Son Cyrus. Warrin Stones wife paid me 1s 7d. at home, Son Jona here.  
18 6
Cloudy, raind. Cyrus is gone to mr Cumingss mill.   
19 7
Clear part of ye day. this is ye anniversary of my Mariage 53 years Since. I have been at home, Bakt and knit Some. mr Ballard and Cyrus been to the Selllment. at [home].  
20 1
Clear. mr Ballard and Cyrus been to meeting. I have been at home. Revd mr Stone Discoarst from Colations III Chap 14 vers. at home.  
21 2
Clear and not So Cold. Son Ephm Conducted his wife and Daugt here. Son Jona, his wife and Sally & Martha & James, they with his Son Jona took Supper with us. his wife and Ephms are both unwel. at home. Childn and grandChildn here. Martha brot me Butter.  
22 3
Clear. Son Jona Conducted Ephms wife and Child to his hous after Breakfast. his Son Ephm Came for his [Grand father] & I. we went and dind. Capt [Lovelans] and Lady & Daugt [Huntoon], mr Trask & wife there. at Son Jonas, Company there. Saml [Pierce] [Drowned].  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.