Martha Ballard's Diary, December 25, 1809 - January 3, 1810

25 2
raind. I Salted our Pork & Tried the fatt. at home.  
26 3
Cloudy [&] Some rain. I was Calld at 7h ys morn to See mrs Beck who was unwel, tarried all night. Shee is Some better. at mr Becks.  
27 4
raind. I left mrs Beck more Comfortable, Calld at mr Livermores and at Old mr Hamlins. he is he is [sic] giting better. I reacht home at 1h Pm, did my hous wk and wound 2 Skeins yn to Double. at Ditoes & others.  
28 5
Clear. I have done hous wk. Jona Junr Sleeps here, gave me Some Snuf. at home.  
29 6
Clear. I have done hous work. at home.  
30 7
Clear till after Sun Sett. 3 of Son Lambds Sons & Dolly Sleep here. I have done various kinds work. Wilm Ballard is 11 years old this day. at home. Grand Childn here. Wm Bald birth day.  
31 1
Snowd. I have had a Collic pain. Lon Lambds Famely Came to Son Jonas, removing to Clinton. at home.  
1 2
Clear and Pleast. mr Ballard and I went to Son Jonas to take our leav of Son Lambards Famely who Sett out for Clinton. may God bless them in every lawful undertaking is my wish. at Son Jonas. Son Lambds famely Sett out for Clinton.  
2 3
Snowd Some. I have done hous wk. at home.  
3 4
Snowd and raind. I have done hous wk. we have been alone 5 nights past. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.