Martha Ballard's Diary, November 16 - 20, 1794

16 E
Snowd. I left mrs Bracket as well as Could be Expected. Calld & found mrs Burtun Cleverly. at mrs Baxters, Shee is much the Same, at Son Pollards & Jonas, all well. little Jona Came here at Evng Conducted by James mc Clewer. at Bracketts & others.  
17 2
Clear part of ye Day. Dolly put new Triming on my Case Draws. we movd it into her Bedroome. I have not Done much work, have not got over my fatague. Sally washt. they Drest 9 Chickens for Cooking. at home.  
18 3
Clear. I have been at home. we Baked Some Pumpkin & Apple pies. Capt Stackpoole, his Dagt Dingley, her inft and made Sleep here on their way to the hook. Dingley going to hous keeping there. at home. Capt Stackpl Sleeps here.  
19 4
Clear. Son Town took Breakfast here. the Company which Slept here went away. I am Calld on to go & See mrs Baxter, but had no hors & Could not go. Son Jona brot his wife and youngest Child here. mr Ballard returnd at Evn, in health for which favr we Desire to be thankfull. at hom. Capt Stackpl went fm here. mr Ballard returnd.  
20 5
rainy. mr Ballard & Cyrus went to meeting, our Childn, mr Pitts, mr Barton & Jo mc Causland Dind with us, the women & Childn Sleep [here]. at home. a high wind [ys] night.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.