Martha Ballard's Diary, January 9 - 17, 1811

9 4
Cloudy & misty. I have been at home.   
10 5
Clear part of ye day, Snowd in the night. I finisht my husbands mitts. Left Sleps here, Eph last nit. I Bakt. at home.  
11 6
Cloudy the most of ye day. Sally Ballard Sleeps here, her Marm Sent my me Some Cheese. I washt & washt kitchin & bed room. at home.  
12 7
Clear & Cold. I have done hs wk. at home.  
13 1
Cloudy, Some Snow. Son Jona Sent for mr Ballard & I to his hous to Sup. Son Epm & wife & Sopha Came after we left home, found us gone; Came to Jonas & Spent the Evng. at Son Jonas. Ephm, his wife and Dagt Came there. 
14 2
Clear part of the day, Snowd part. Allin Lambd Came here, infms that William is very Sick yet. he & Epm Bald Sleep here. at home, the Boys brot wood.  
15 3
Clear & Cold. Allin & Ephm brot Some wood here, they Sleep here. I mended mr Ballds Coat. at home.  
16 4
Cloudy, Snowd before night. Allin Sett out for home. I gave him Some Apples to Carrie to his marm. I have Starcht & ironed Cloaths. at home. Allin Set out home. EbenZ Learned & Polly Town Sleep here.  
17 5
Clear & Cold. mr Learned & Polly left here at 11h am. mr Orock, Esqr Titcomb & Weston Came to take mr Ballards Deposition Concerning his Survey of Land. James Pitts here. Wilm sleeps here. at home, Company here.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.