Martha Ballard's Diary, February 7 - 13, 1810

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Clear and Cold. I have done hous wk & knit Some. Jona Junr Sleeps here. at home.  
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Clear part of ye day, Cloudy at night. Son Jonas wife, Martha and James here, took Tea with us. They brot me Some flower, I made a Cake. at home. Jona Junr Sleeps here.  
9 6
Cloudy foren, wind NW and very Cold. I have done hous wk, mended & knitt. Ephm and Wilm Sleep here. brot me 1 qt Spirit, 1 [lb] of Sugar which I Sent money by Jona for. at home.  
10 7
Clear and very Cold. I have done hous work and mended Cloaths. Old mr Lambard Came here at Evng, he Sleeps here. Son Lambd Supt here, Sleept at Son Jonas. Wm Trask & Le faett Ballard Sleept here. at home. Brother Lambard Sleeps here.  
11 1
Clear and Cold. mr Lambard Sett out for home after Breakfast. Son L. here, went to Son Jonas. at home. Son Lambd Sleeps here.  
12 2
Cloudy, the Sun Shone a little while foren, it began to Snow at 9h Evn. I have done hous wk, pickt up Chips and knit. Ephm & Wm Sleep here. at home. Martha & James here.  
13 3
Clear. I have washt, done hous wk and knit. mr Petengail took [ ] our Cow for Taxes. what we are to do God only knows. at home. our Cow was laken for Taxes this day.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.