Martha Ballard's Diary, September 14 - 18, 1789

14 2
Clear & very pleasant. Sherebiah Town & mrs Eunis Stackpool Dine here. Rufus & Lucy Ballard Calld here. my Girls & mrs Eunis went to Capt Porters. Hamlin & wife here. mr Weston raising his Pott ash. I was at home. Biah [&] mrs Eunice here. IsaacHard[ins] youngest Child Expired.  
15 3
Cloudy & rain. Sherebiah & mrs Eunice left here at 9 in ye morn. it raind Soon aft they went away. Jon a Sett out for Varsalboro. it raind till night. I have been at home.  
16 4
Clear & pleasant. mrs Burtun & my Dagt Hannah went to mr Bisbes. Jona Sawd. I finisht picking Cyruss wool. Ephm & John Savage took a rafft of Boards from the mill to Capt Daves Store. Ephm had 2 [lb] of rice for his pay. I was at home.  
17 5
Clear foren, Cloudy aftn. I went to mr Densmores to have a goun tried on, as I was on my return, Crosing by the mill Crick, my hors Blunderd & I fell & hurt me. mr Hamlin & Taylor Came and helpt me home. I gave mrs Densmore 1/6 for doing my Goun. I was at mr Densmores, mr Pollards & mr Westons. fell from my hors on my return.  
18 6
Clear & pleasant. mr Foster here. mr Dexter & Nathan Haywood inform my Son Towns famely are well. I have felt poorly but much better than my fears. I have been at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.