Martha Ballard's Diary, December 1 - 12, 1809

1 6
Clear part of ye day. I have washt. Jona Junr Sleeps here. at [home].  
2 7
Snowd. I finisht my wash. Le faett Sleeps here. at [home].  
3 1
Clear. Sist Bartons 4 Sons & Jona Ballard Junr Supt here. Capt Stepn & Elijah Sleep here. at [home]. Friends here.  
4 2
Clear part of ye day. mr Nephews hr, left here to go to Viany. Jona Slept. at [home].  
5 3
Snowd & raind. I have done hous wk & knit. Le faett & Epm Sleep here. at home.  
6 4
raind all day. I wrote to Bror Collins & Sist Waters. wido Pierc here. Saml Clearks wife Expired. Jona & Le faett Sleep here. at home. Death mrs Cleark. I wrote.  
7 5
raind all day, Cleard at Evng. I did hous wk & knit. Sent my Letters to Son Lambard for Capt Barton to Carrie on. at [home]. Jona & Wm Sleep here. 
8 6
Clear. I have washt Some. Jona & Left Bankt our hous, they & Wm Sleep here. at home. Funeral mrs Cleark.  
9 7
raind all day. I have don hous wk. the Boys Sleep here. at home.  
10 1
raind all last night & till 2h pm. Le faet & Epm Sleep here. at home.  
11 2
Cloudy. I have washt Some & knit. Jona Junr Sleps here. at [home].  
12 3
Cloudy. I have been doing hous wk. Epm Sleeps here. at [home].  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.