Martha Ballard's Diary, January 29 - February 10, 1811

29 3
Clear and prety Cold. I have done hous wk & knit. Epm Sleeps here. at home, we Slaid alone ys [night].  
30 4
Cloudy & Some Snow. I have done hous wk, Sewd some. Wm & Sally Sleep here. more moderate. at home.  
31 5
Cloudy with Some Snow. I have done hous wk, Sewd Some & knit at Evng. Lefaett went to mill for us with 1 bshl wheat, 2/ Do indien. Ephm brot us wood. Sally Sleeps here. at home.  
1 6
Cold. Dagts Ballard & Pollard, Epm and wife & Theodore here. mrs Pollard & Martha Sleep here. at home.  
2 7
Cloudy. we went to Son Jonas, Dind there. Dagt Pollard went home, Hannah Ballard with them. Son Lambd Came here afler we were in bed, he was very Sick in the night. I rose & tended him. at Son Jonas. Son Lambd Slept here.  
3 1
Cloudy. I have been at home, feel unwel. Son Lambd Sett out for home but he feels very unwel. Epm & Wm Sleep here. at home.  
4 2
Snowd. I have felt very feeble, have done my hous wk & knit Some. my husband brot wood on his Sholders for ye fire. at home. Sally Sleeps here.  
5 3
Clear. Rhoda Pollard & Hanh Ballard Slept here. I have been at home, did hs wk & Sewing. at home.  
6 4
Clear. I have been at home, it is ye night Rhd & Hanh Slept here. at home.  
7 5
Clear and Pleast. I have washt and washt kitchen & North Roome. Wm & Sally Sleep here. at home, washt.  
8 6
Clear part of the day. I have finisht a Case for mr Ballards Chair Cushen & mended hoes, done my hous work &C. at home.  
9 7
Clear part of ye day. Jona B. Junr Sleeps here, he informs Wm Lambd is better. blessed be God for his goodnes. at home.  
10 1
Cloudy. Jona left here going to Clinton. Son Jona Calld in aftern. Epm brot us a Loade wood. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.