Martha Ballard's Diary, November 17 - 24, 1808

17 5
Clear part of ye day and pleast. I have finisht makeing my apple Sauce & Done other things. at home.  
18 6
Clear. I have Bakt and done other work. Dagt Ballard Sene us victuals. at home.  
19 7
Clear morn, Cloudy before night. I have done hous work, ironed [&] mended hoes for my husband & Cyrus. Jonas wife here a little while. at home. mrss Ozgood gave us _ lb Candles.  
20 1
Cloudy & raind aftern. mr Ballard & Cyrus to Meeting. I have been at home. Revd mr Stone Discoarst fm Luke 8 C 14 Vers. at home.  
21 2
Cloudy day, Snowd at Evn. I have been at home, began a Leggin. Cyrus been to Son Ephms. Allin Lambard was there, is very much hurt. Snowd at Evng. at home. hear that Allin Lambard was hurt.  
22 3
Cloudy all day, misty, raind hard at Evning. I have been over hauling my Lining raggs, made me a night Cap & mend one. knit in ye Evng, hear that Allin is better. at home. mr Ballard workt at Son Jonas.  
23 4
Clear. I have done hous wk, washt & knit Some. mr Ballard wkt for Son Jona. at home. mrs Kenny here.  
24 5
Clear the most of ye day. I have washt thee Bed room & kitchen and knit Some. Barny Lambard here. at home. Aliin is Some better.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.