On January 12, 1812, a Sunday, Martha Ballard wrote in her Diary:
Cloudy day, Snowd at night. mr Lankester & wife here at Evng. Shee gave me flower and Tea. Becky Fletcher & Georg Andrus allso here. we have not been to meeting. at home. mr Lankester & wife here at Evng.
The transcription above is again taken form the website dohistory. The transcription of the diary is the work of Robert R. McCausland and Cynthia MacAlman McCausland.