Martha Ballard's Diary, February 12 - 18, 1809

12 1
Clear and Cold. mr Ballard to meeting aftern. Revd mr Stone discst foren fm 1 Saml 3 C 18 vers, aftn fm Matt 8th C 11-12 verss. Old mrs Kenny here and Sally & Marta. Jona Junr Sleeps here. at home. mr Bald to meeting. Luke Bart & D. Savage Calld here. mrs Kenny been here.  
13 2
Snowd till 10h morn, Clear the rest of ye day. I have been mending Cloaths, doing hous wk & kniting. Le faett & William Sleep here. the School Master was Calld home to See A Sick Sister, the School dismist. at home. a young Squagh here. Funeral Saml Ward of Sidney.  
14 3
Cloudy till 11h m, not So Cold. mrss Emry Came to See me, brot Some flower. mrs Wiman Sent me as a present [    ]. informs me mrs W is very feeble indeed, allso that Saml Ward of Sidney was Buried yesterday. I have done hs wk & knit. at home. mrs Emry to See me.  
15 4
Clear & more pleast day, Cold night. I have Bakt white & Bn Bread, finisht one of Cyruss Stockins & knit on ye other. Ephm 3d is 12 years old y day. at home. Le faett & Wm Sleep here.Death mr [Norris].  
16 5
Clear. I have done hous wk & knit. Son Jonas wife here. Luke & Jona Junr Sleep here. at home, Dagt Ballard here.  
17 6
Cloudy, Snowd a little. Son Pollard brot his wife, Babe & Polly Town here. Dagt Lambd, Barny, Wilm & Henry Came, they Sleep here. I have knit & dn hs wk. at home, Childn here.  
18 7
Snowd ys morn, raind aftern. Son Jona Conducted his Sisters & Childn & Polly to his hous. Tibbits & Le faett brot a little wood & Cut Some. they Supt & Sleep here. raind fast at Evng. I have Bakt wheat bread & knit. at home. mr Dagts to Son Jonas. mr Tibbts & Lefaett Sleep here.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.