Martha Ballard's Diary, October 1 - 6, 1790

1 6
I have been Shelling out mustard. mr Page here. Hannah went to mr Kenadys. Cyrus to the hook, bot 2 lb. wool. at home.  
2 7
Clear. I have been takeing Care of Gardin Matters. a mr Warrin of Varsalborough Sleeps here. he is from Rochester, Last may when he Saw Bror Moore, his famely well. at home. mr Warren here.  
3 C
rainy. mr Warrin left here aftr Breakfust. mr Gillman returnd from Surveying, left mr Ballard well yesterday. Hannah Rockwood & Dolly here, inform me mrs Burtun is very Cleverly. at home.  
4 2
Clear & warm. David went to meet mr Ballard with the hors, met him at Esqr Farewells. he went on to wins low. mr Ballard arivd at home at noon, then went to Town meeting. mrs Woodwd here, Drank Tea. I have been harvisting Beens. at home. mr Ballard returnd from Surveying.  
5 3
Clear. I finisht harvisting Beens & Shelld Musturd. mr Ballard gone to ye hook. mr Woodwd, Hannah Rockwood & Juet Foster here. at home. Sent mrs Bisbe 1 oz. Snuff.  
6 4
Clear. I went to See mrs Burtun, find her Cleverly; Dind there. was Calld from there to Jery Whites wife who is unwell. Set with her till 2 h m, was then Calld to See Capt Husseys Lady in Labour; her attenDants were mrs Cox, Hinkly, White, Goodwin & Sally, his Sister, & widdo Norcross. at Jere Whites & mr Burtuns.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.