Martha Ballard's Diary, November 2 - 11, 1808

2 4
Clear & pleast. Cyrus to See mr Benn Bisbee ordaind. I have been at home. at home. Cyrus to Ordination.  
3 5
Clear. I have been at home. at home.  
4 6
Clear. Son Lambds Daugts and Sally Ballard here. mr Balld to Lecture. at home.  
5 7
Clear. I have Bakt Pies. mrs Wiman here. I have done various kinds work. at home.  
6 1
Clear. mr Ballard & Cyrus to meeting, it was Communion. my 2 Daugts here. Hannah went home, Son Lambd Came to accompany his wife. at home.  
7 2
Clear. I have been at home. mr Ballard to Town meeting. Old mrs Kenny here, Dind. at home, mrs Kenny here.  
8 3
Clear part of the day. I have been at home, Cut apples to Stew. at home.  
9 4
Clear part of ye day. I have Sorted Corn, Cleand Chambr, mended 2 pair Drawers fr Cyrus. Thunder at night. at home. hear that mr Isaac Savage & wife areSick.  
10 5
Clear part of ye day, raind at night. the wife of Old mr Isaac Savage Expired at 9h ys morn, his Life is not Expected. Cyrus brot 1 Bushl rie meal home which I had of Isaac Savage 3d. I Bakt bn bread. at home. Mrss Savage Expired at 9h morn.  
11 6
Clear. I have got my Apples into the Seller, pared Some for Sauce. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.