Martha Ballard's Diary, October 22 - 28, 1786

22 A
A Clear Day. I attendid ye worship. Calld to See mrs Porter, was at mr Westons in Intermition. Nabby Jackson here for Some Maiden hair for mrs Bent who Remns poorly.   
23 2
A Clear Day. I made a Syrrup for mrs Weston and for mrs Porter, & Some oil a mulge & went to See mrs Porter. mrs Coy & Dafter were here. Asa Mason here to have his foot Drest. mr Ballard & others workt on ye rode by ye Little Brook South of this. mr Stevens, a Turner, Sleeps here. Brogt me a morter.   
24 3
A Clear day. mr Ballard & others workt on ye Rode. Pamela Barton Came here to work for me. I have been fiting my wool for Spinng. Rebecah Tounsen, a Son Born.   
25 4
Clear. mrs Foster & Parthena Barton here. my Girls washt. I finisht piqueing my wool. we are informd yt mr Wiman is com from Boston & Brogt his Sister.   
26 5
Clear. mr Ballard gone to Doct Coneys. I Sent for mrs Densmore to finish my goun. mrs Cole & Gardin Dind here. Uriah Cleark & wife & Eunice Drank Tea. Bennn Brown and Timme Woodward workt here. Ephm Cowen helpt Digg Potatoes.   
27 6
a preparitory Lector Preacht. I attended. mr Ballard Came from Doct Coneys. I was at mr Westons & Porters. Saml Dyky & Timmy workt here.   
28 7
Clear & Pleast. I made a Syrrup for mrs Porter & Carried it to her ys afternn. mr Ballard at mr Pollards on an arbitration Between mr Witham & Baker of Sandy river. Timmy workt here. I receivd a piece of Check for an apron from Robert Fletchers wife by Joseph Williams.   

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.