Martha Ballard's Diary, December 10 - 18, 1810

10 2
Cloudy & Snow. I have done hous work. Jona Junr Sleeps here. at home.  
11 3
Clear & Cold. I have done hous work. Jona Sleeps here. at home.  
12 4
Clear part of the day, Snowd at Evng. Hannah & Le faett dind here. Jona & Wm Slept. at home, Hannah here.  
13 5
Clear & Cold. I have done hous wk, knit & twisted hoes yarn. Ep & Wm Sleep here. at home.  
14 6
Clear part of the day. I have bakt Some pies and done other matters. at home.  
15 7
Clear & Cold. I was Calld at 1h 10m ys morn to go to See the wife of mr Abm Devenport. Shee Lingured thro ye night & her women wint home. it Snowd in ye night. at mr Devenports.  
16 1
XXX. Birth Abm Devenports 2nd dagt & 5th Child. XXX.
Clear & Cold. mrs D. had her women Calld in ys morn and was Deld of a Daugt, her Second, & 5th Child at 5h 20m and is as Comfortable as Can be Expected. I was Conducted home about noon by her husband. I receivd 5 lb Candles & 1 Dolr. at Abm Devenports Birth. Birth 18th. recd 12/ for Service. Funeral infant Livermors.  
17 2
Clear part of ye day. I have Bakt pies, knit & other wk. [Keziat] & Sally Sleep here this night. Epm & Jason Peirce last nit. at home. ye [boys] got [Some] wood.  
18 3
Clear. Son Lambard, Barna, Luke Barton & Wm Ballard Sleep here. Son Ephm here at Evng. Son Lamb gave us [  ] fish. at home, friends here.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.