Martha Ballard's Diary, February 2 - 11, 1809

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Cloudy and Cold. I have been doing hous wk & kniting. Sally tarried till after Sun Sett then went to Son Jonas. Cyrus been to mr Beans, brot home 2 bsl Indien meal, 3 pecks wheat do. the remains of Old mr Isaac Savage were interd about 1h pm, his wife Novr 12, 1808. at home. Cyrus to Rheedfield. Funeral of mr Savage.  
3 6
Clear part of ye day, windy at Evng. I have done Some washing & knit. Polly Town Came fm Son Lambeds to our hous. Sally Polld went home. at home. P. Town Came here.  
4 7
Clear & very Cold. I have bakt Bn & white bd. Hannah B. Dind here, Polly went home with her. at home, heard fm Son Lambd.  
5 1
Snowd all day. we all tarried at home. Jona B. Junr & Jona Porter here. it has been very Cold indead. at home, a Severe Storm of Snow.  
6 2
Clear & Cold. I have done hous work & knit. Cyrus went and helpt git wood home. mr Ballard wrode ye Nud Colt to Son Jonas & home again. at home.  
7 3
Cloudy part of ye day. I have done hous wk, roasted a piece Beef which Son Ephm Sent us, & finisht futing Cyruss hoes &C. the Select men Caused wood to be brot to Brookss. Polly Came home yesterday. at home.  
8 4
Clear and Cold. Cyrus Set out to tend mill for Esq Lock at Rome. I did Some washing, knit at Evng. at home. Cyrus to Esqr Locks.  
9 5
Cloudy & very Cold. I have mended Cloaths, done hous wk & knit Some. at home.  
10 6
Clear Part of ye day, Cloudy Evng. I have done my Common hs wk, washt ye bedroom & kitchen, knit on Cyruss Stockin. Jona B. Junr Sleeps here. at home. J. Balld Sleeps here.  
11 7
Clear part of ye day & very Cold. I have done hous wk & knit. mr Ballard went to See Dagt Lambd, find her well, wel as usual. at home. Saml & Wilm Sleep here.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.