Martha Ballard's Diary, August 25 - September 3, 1789

25 3
Clear. I went to See mrs Foster. Burten & wife & mrs Cooshin here. at mrs Fosters.  
26 4
Cloudy & some rain. I finisht Cyruss Cotten Stockins & doubled & twisted twine to foot me a pair. Dolly got her web out, 14-1/2 yds. John Forbes Sleeps here. at home.  
27 5
Cloudy & Some rain. Cyrus went to Pitts town. my Girls washt. I have been at home.  
28 6
Clear & pleasant. my Girls washt house. mr Burtun & wife Drank Tea here. we receivd Letters from Broth Jon a Moore, 1 of June 10th & 1 of July 6th, 1 of July 16th, informing his famely were in health. Dagt Town 31 ys old. at home. we receivd Letters frm Broth Jon a
29 7
Clear morn, rainy aftn. mr Ballard went to Pitts town ys aftern. I have been at home.  
30 D
Clear Except a Shower. I attended worship in Public. mr Parker discoarst from Eclesiastis 12 Chap 1 Verse. my Girls tarried at home. I was at meeting.  
31 2
Clear & pleast. I finisht footing my Stockins & piqut Some wool. my Girls washt. mr Carlton Sleeps hr. I was at home. a frost.  
1 3
Clear, a frost ys morn. I have been at home Sewing, thee Girls Spinng Stockin yn & thread. mr Densmor Cutt mr Ballards Cloaths. at home.  
2 4
Clear part of ye Day, raind at night. I was Sewing ys day on mr Ballards Trowsers. I had a very Severe pain in my head all night. was at home.  
3 5
raind forenn, Clear aftn. I have been very unwell. Hannah & Parthena finisht makeing mr Ballards waild Trouses which make 5 pair ys Summer. was at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.