Martha Ballard's Diary, January 20 - 24, 1808

20 4
Clear Some Part of ye day. mr Ballard went to run [   ] line for mr Andrews. I [have] done my hous wk, washt & ironed part of my Cloaths. at home. mrs Blake brot part of my wheal [home]. had a pair Shoes, [paid] 33.  
21 5
Clear. I have been at home. mr Ballard went to mr Cumings Mill, Carried 1 Bushel [wht], got _ Bushl [india] Corn. at home.  
22 6
Clear. mr Ballard to the Selllement, had 2_ lb Candles of Dagt Lambd. Shee Came here at 10h Evng, Spent ye night; her husband went home. at home. [Daugt Lambd Sleeps here.]  
23 7
A very rainy day. Daught Pollard and her daugts Hannah & Martha Came here, they and dt Lambd Sleep here. at home. Childn here.  
24 1
Clear Some part of ye day. Son Cyrus Came home, his Father and he went to meeting; my Daugts to Son Jonas. my Grand sn Jona Came and Conducted me there where my husband & Cyrus Came and [we] partook of a good dinner. at Son Jonas and was [informd] that Old Lady BabCockwas Baried this day.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.