Martha Ballard's Diary, January 12 - 19, 1808

12 3
Clear and not So Cold. I have washt and Scoured 49 Skeins of yarn. mr Ballard to ye Settlement, brot A Cod fish, Butter & Sugar, _ gn Spirrit. at home.  
13 4
Cloudy part of ye day. I have washt Some things which I had not time to do yesterday, knit at Evng. at home, Ephm Sleeps here.  
14 5
Cloudy till noon when it began to Snow, and we had a Severe Storm aftern and night. I have been at home. at home. mr Balld went to Jonas.  
15 6
Cloudy and very windy. I have done my hous work, Cleand Snow out of ye hous and knit Some ys Evng. Ephm & Wilm Sleep here. at home, very Cold.  
16 7
Clear and Cold. I have been at home. mr Ballard to [Selllement]. at home.  
17 1
Cloudy. I was Conducted to Son Jonas where we took Supper, was informd that mrs Getchel was Dead. at Son Jonas.  
18 2
A very rainy day. Cyrus been here ys day. Son & Dagt Lambd and part of their Childn at Son [Jonas] yesterday. at [home].  
19 3
Cloudy. Son Cyrus Sett out for mr Cumings. Revd mr Stone was here. I have done hous wk & knit. at home. mr Stone here. [Cyrus] went to mr Cumings.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.