Martha Ballard's Diary, December 26 - 31, 1810

26 4
Clear part of ye day, Cloudy Evng. I have done various kinds of work, been at home. Son Lambard & Le faett Sleep here. at home.  
27 5
Clear & Cold. Son Lambd went to Son Jonas to breakfast. at home, washt kitchen.  
28 6
Cloudy, raind aftern & Evng. I have Twisted yarn, knit & ironed. mr Ballard let mr Farnhams have 4 Sheep for to have 1 lb wool a year for Each Sheep as rent. at home.  
29 7
Clear Part of the day. I have have done hous work, mended mits and finisht kniting mr Ballards garters. I Sent Dagt Lambard 2/1 lb apples by Son Jona. at home. Epm brot Some wood, he Slept here.  
30 1
Clear part of the day. mr Wiman & Son Ephm here at Evng. my Son made us a present of 12 lb fresh Beef. at home. Son Epm here, gave us Beef; his wife to Jonas.  
31 2
Clear. Son Jona, his wife, widdo Pierce, James and Son Town here at Evng. the Latter Sleeps here, his famely are wel as usual. at home. Son Town Sleeps here.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.