Martha Ballard's Diary, November 24 - December 1, 1810

24 7
Clear & Cool. I have been at home, did hous work. ye Boys got Some wood. Ephm got me 2 lb Sugar, 2/1 do Tea & 2 qts Spirit. mr Coal fel from his hors at [Jonas]. at home.  
25 1
Clear fine day. Son Jonas wife, Sally, James & Elisabeth here. Son Lambd Sleeps here, his famely well. A mr Hudson died in Clinton. at home.  
26 2
Cloudy part of ye day. we had a Swine Butchered. I was Calld Wilm Son of Betsy Andrews who has burnt his hands. Epm & Wm Sleep here. at mrs Andrewss, Wilm is Burnt.  
27 3
raind the most of ye day. I have been takeing Care of my meat and doing other matters. Ephm Sleeps here. Son Lambd Calld & took Some apples ys morn, then Sett out for home. at home.  
28 4
Clear the most of the day. the boys hauld us Some wood. at home.  
29 5
Son Ephm Sent a hors & Shais for his Father & me to go to his hous. my husband Stopt to meeting & to the funeral of mr Livermores Child. we Dind at my Sons & Supt. Leut Heartwel & wife Spent Evng there. at Son Ephms, Funeral mr Levermors Child.  
30 6
Cloudy & rain. mr Ballard Came home. I tarried all night. at Detos.  
1 7
Clear. Wm B. Came to Son Ephms to Conduct me home. I Calld at mr Thwings, his wife is Some unwel, Lamb in her right Sholder. Shee let me have 6 Candles. at Ditos & at mr Thwings.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.