Martha Ballard's Diary, December 27 - 31, 1807

27 1
I have been at my Sons till Evng when my Daugt returnd and I Came home. at my Son Jonas.  
28 2
Clear and very Pleasant. I have been puting my hous in order. Son Jona is So wel that he wrode to the Settlement, mr Ballard went with him to be Shaved. at home.  
29 3
Clear till after noon, Snowd at Evng. I have Bakt wheat & Brown bread, Sorted my apples, Cutt & Stued those that were defective. I finisht my work at 10h Evn. Son Jona here, his boil worries him. at home.  
30 4
Clear part of ye day. I have Brewd, done my other hous work and knit Some. mr Ballard to work at Son Jonas, Cyrus to [Town]. at home.  
31 5
Clear. I have been at home. now I have lived to See ye year Ended and may I reflect on the time past of my life and Striv to amend my ways. another year is gone, a new will begin. O may I liv [  ] [little] time and not Commit So many Sins. End 1807.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.