Martha Ballard's Diary, December 3 - 10, 1808

3 7
Snowd till 3h pm then raind. I have been doing hous wk, washt Some; knit allso. Rhoda mended her Grand fathers grey Coat. I finisht a pockett. at home.  
4 1
raind allmost all day. mr Ballard to meeting. Revd mr Stone discoarst fm Luke VI C 47-48 verss. Hannah Balld here. Rhoda & Shee went to See the indiens. mr Wiman Spent Evning here. at home. Rhoda Sleeps at Son Jonas.  
5 2
Clear morn, Cloudy aftn & Evng. I have done hous wk & finisht the Leggin for mr Ballard. at home.  
6 3
Clear. Rhoda went to Son Lambd to make Cloaths for her Grand dad. I have washt and Cutt raggs for flocks. at home. Jonas wife here.  
7 4
Clear. I have done my hous wk and knit on a leggin for mr Ballard. mrs Gaskill here to double yarn. at home. mrs Gaskil here.  
8 5
Clear. I have been very Sick. Son Jonas wife Came and nurst [me] and I feel much Better for which favour I feel grateful to God and to her for her kindness. at home, very unwell. Dagt Ballard Came to [       ].  
9 6
Clear part of ye day. Old mrs Kenny here, brot me ye nape of a hallibot. I gave her Potatoes and cyder. at home. mrs Kenny here.  
10 7
Clear the most of ye day. mr mr [sic] Ballard to the Settlement to do business with James Bolton. Capt Osgood Calld here to See him. my husband brot a [new] Sute of Cloaths home which Daugt Lambd and Rhoda made. at home. I have done my ironing & other [things].  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.