Martha Ballard's Diary, January 6 - 11, 1808

6 4
Clear. mrs Emry Came here, dind. Shee and I went to See mrs Kenny, find her very low. mrs Emery, Sally Pollard, Hannah & Wm Ballard Sleep here. at mr Brookes mrs Emry with me.  
7 5
Clear and more moderate. Sally wenl home with Hannah. mrs Emry took Breakfast and Ephm Came and Conducted [her] home in a Sleigh. EbenZ Moore and his Sister Betsy Calld here, Dind and went on for home. mr John Austin took 6 Sheep of my husband ys Day. at home. EbenZr & Betsy Moore here. mrs Emry left here.  
8 6
A Severe Snow Storm. I have been at home, did hous wk & knit. at home. Capt Pitts & Wilms Shop [Burnt].  
9 7
Clear and pleast Sun. I have done hous wk, mended Cloaths & knit. Jona & Ephm Ballard Sleep here ys & last night. at home.  
10 1
Clear and Cold. mr Ballard and Cyrus to meeting. Revd mr Stone Discoarst fm Isiaah 26 C 9th V. at home.  
11 2
Cloudy, Snowd at Evng. I have Bakt Wheat & brown Bread and Pumpkin pies, Sent one to mrs Kenny. a mr Kimbal here and another man for a Sartificate. at home, Bakt.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.