Martha Ballard's Diary, January 1 - 8, 1809

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Clear. mr Ballard to meeting. Revd mr Stone discoarst fn fm Jobe 16 C 22 vers, aft fm [no entry]. Sons Ephm Jona, Ephm & wife Supt with us. Jonas wife to hear mr Gothm Sewal. at home. Childn here. it raind Evng.  
[2] 2
Clear. I have been at home, did hous wk & knit on a mitn. Cyrus went to Rhedfield. at home. Daugt Ballard here.  
[3] 3
Clear. Son Town & Polly Sleep here, his famely as wel as usual. Cyrus Came home. at home. Son Town & Polly Sleep here.  
[4] 4
Clear. Son T. & Polly left here. I have felt very unwel ys day. at home. Son Town went fm here.  
[5] 5
Snowd at Evng. Linda Getchel Came and did my washing. at home. Linda G. washt here for me.  
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Clear and Cold. I have don hous work, got in wood & knit some. mr Ballard & Jona Junr got us wood. Cyrus to ye Settlement. at home. Funeral of Old Capt Carr of Hallowell.  
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Clear part of ye day. Mark twicht up Loggs for us ys morn. I have Bakt, washt things for Cyrus, mended him a Coat & hoes; it is now about mid night. at home, done various Sorts work.  
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Clear the most of ye day, very Cold night. mr Ballard & Cyrus to meeting, Text Prov 13th 14 vers, aftn Acts 13:15 vers. Augusts Ballard Calld in here. Luke & Allin brot Polly Town up. at home, friends here.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.