Martha Ballard's Diary, January 19 - 26, 1809

19 5
Snowd all day. my Son & Dagt went home afler Breakfast and Hannah Came and tarried this day & night. thro Gods Goodnes I feel much more Comfortable. Sally & Martha Came here, dind. they went home tho there was but little track. at home, much [freeer] fm pain. my Childn went home & Hannah Came here.  
20 6
Clear & Cloudy by turns, Snowd a little. Hannah tarried till Sun Sett then went home. Ephm & Wm Came and Sleep. I have been able to do a part of my hous wk & knit Some. at home. Hannah went home at Sun Sett.  
21 7
Clear and Cold. I have done my hous work, Bakt and knit Some; feel falagued. Epm Ballard Sleeps here. at home, Bakt &C.  
22 1
Cloudy the most of ye day. mr Ballard to meeting. Revd mr Stone Spake fm Luke 9 C 61 vers. Hannah Came in ys morn, did part of my wk, Shee went to meeting aftern. Jona & Wm spent ye day here. at home, feel feeble.  
23 2
Clear. I have been at home. Son Jona, Gidion Barton & their wives Supt here. at home.  
24 3
Clear. I have washt. was Sent for to go to Son Jonas where I met my two dagts, Son Pollard, Jason Pierces wife and 4 Childn. Jona Junr Conducted his Grand father & I home at 8h Evng. we had a very good Supper there, Son Cyrus Came from Rhedfield and Supt there allso. at Son Jonas, my Daugts were there.  
25 4
Clear and Cold. I have done hous wk and knit Some. mrs Kenny here. Ephm Brot us a Load wood, Cyrus went to help [load]. at home. mrs kenny here.  
26 5
Clear & Cold. Warrin Stones wife here. mr Emry Came in about 2 pm, Revd mr Stone & Lady at 4; Spent Evng with us, Cyrus to Son Ephms. he made us a prest of a pice Beef, 12 lb. at home. mr Stones & wife & others here.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.