Martha Ballard's Diary, September 23 - 28, 1786

23 7
I was Called Early ys morn to See Lidia Savage, who was very ill. gave her some urin & honney & Some liquirsh & put a plaster to her Stomach. went up aftern, find her Relievd. Went to See Neighr Williams, find him Better. hear mr Brown is mending.   
24 A
Clear. I have been at home. Jono is unwell. I gave him a Portion of Rhuburb. we killd a Chikin, made Some Broth. Sherbiah Town Came here, Left ye famely well   
25 2
Clear. a great frost ys morn. Shere Town went from here to Cobese, mr Ballard to Joseph Stacpools Surveying. Cyrus Left home for Son Towns at 1/O Clok. Jono tended ye mill. I have been unwell today.   
26 3
Clear & warm. mr Smyle here. mr Ballard paid him four Dollars which was Due for Butter we had of him Last Novemr ye 12 day. mr Balld went to his Land up river. mr Williams of Varsalboro here. mrs Gardy Sleeps here, Polly Hamln also. I made a Syrrup for mrs Weston. Cate Williams here for milk. Gillbreath Sleeps here.   
27 4
Clear & warm. mrs Gardy went from here. Cyrus & Hannah Came home. I hear yt Moses Whites Infant Departed this life ye 25th inst.   
28 5
Cloudy & warm. I went to See mr Brown, find him very Low, Exercised wh a Cough. A shower at Evng. Polly & Sally here. mr Crage & ye Girls returnd from mr Bisbes in ye rain. mr Patten Brot me a pair of turnd pumps made by mr Cain.   

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.