Martha Ballard's Diary, January 18 - 28, 1811

18 6
Clear and very Cold. I have felt very feeble but have done my hous wk & Some washing. Epm brot wood. at home, Wm & Sally Sleep here.  
19 7
Clear & not So cold. mr Orrock here on busines. Wm B. brot me 3 pints from John Pierce. at home.  
20 1
Clear. mrs Bond Expired at 8h am, aged 53. mr Dean Wiman & wido Lucy Pierce were Joind in Mariage this Evng at Son Jonas. at home. Death mrs Bond. Mariage mr Wiman to mrs Pierce.  
21 2
Clear and very pleast. I went to Capt Shubal Pittss, spent the night there. at Capt Pittss
22 3
Clear & pleast. Sist Barton and I went to See Old mrs Mosier and attended prayers at mr Bonds, his wives remains were interd at Evng. Sist & I Calld to See mrss Young & Thwing. I Came from Capt Ps at dusk, wrode home with Hannahs Gelchel & Ballard. at mr Mosiers & others. Funeral of mrs Bond.  
23 4
Clear and Cold. Son Jona & Wm Sett out for Clinton. I have been at home. at home.  
24 5
Clear & very Cold. I have finisht footing my husbands hoes & a pair Mits for Wm. Dgt Balld here. at home.  
25 6
Clear & very Cold. I have dome Some washing and Sewing. this is the 3d night yt Hannah & Marta have Slept here. at home.  
26 7
Clear & not So very Cold. Fineas Pain Sent me 1 blsl wheat in part for what is due to me for assist ing his wife august 11th, 1810. Jona & Wm Ballard Sleep here, inform me Wm Lambd is some better. let us bless God for his mercies. at home. Jona B. & Wm Sleep here.  
27 1
Clear till after noon. Jona Junr Sleeps here. mr [Lankester] Spent Evning. at home, Jona Sleeps.  
28 2
Clear part of the day. Dagt Pollard and Martha took Tea, they Sent for to go to Son Jonas. Shee & hir husband Sleep there. Epm B. Sleeps here. at home. Dagt Pollard here.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.