Martha Ballard's Diary, September 19 - 25, 1788

19 6
Cloudy. I was Calld to see mrs Colman; tarried all day. her Sister Left her bound for Nuberg. the Bridg over this Crick was finisht ys Day. Elisabeth Knowland Came to the Doct s to Nurs mrs Colman. I was at Doct Colmans.  
20 7
Clear. mr Page here makeing rates. mr Hains & David Learned Dind here. I have been at home. Taytor finisht Spreading our flax. I was at home.  
21 E
Clear & pleast. I attended public worship. the revd mr Foster Delivd 2 fine Discoarses from Romans 10 & [  ]. I attendd pbc worship &was at wido Wimss
22 2
Clear foren, Cloudy aftn. Cyrus went from home Bound for winslow. I have been at home. my Girls washt. Thomas Smyle Came here to work. David Learned Sleeps here. Leut John Shaw paid me 6/ for attending his wife in travil augst ye 7th. I have been at home.  
23 3
Cloudy morn. Capt Dean here. Brot me a Letter from Broth Jona. Cyrus returnd from Son Towns & Hannah with him. Capt Coxes Lady & mrs Hannah North here, mrs Harris also. mr Danys Child Expired at 7 Evn. receivd a Letter from Broth Jonaof June 17th. I was at home.  
24 4
Clear. mr Ballard went to ye hook. mr Page & he here aft. I went to mr Danys. Sherbh Town Sleeps here. I was at mr Danys.  
25 5
X. Birth Welches Son. XX.
Clear. mr Ballard & the other men went to Pitts town to help rais a mill. Shere Town & James Stackpool & mr Learned Dind here. I was Calld to See mrs Welch in travil. Shee was Deld at 9 pm. I Came home at 11. at mr Welches.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.