Martha Ballard's Diary, October 28 - November 3, 1790

28 5
Cloudy, raind at Evng. I have been at home. helpt Cutt up & take Care of the beef, and knitt Some. we brot 26 Cabbages into the Seller from before ye Door; got Beets & Carrots in allso. Hadlock was Executed this Day. at home. Hadlock Executed. John Trask Expird.  
29 6
Clear & pleasnt. I have been at home, not So well as I Could wish. mrs Woodwd Drank Tea here. at home.  
30 7
Clear & pleast. mrs Hannah Woodwd and Clarrissa Barton here. I went to See mrs Burtun. mrs Shaw & Dagt returnd from ye westwd. John Trask interd. at mr Burtuns.  
31 C
Clear & pleast. I attended worship aftn. mr Jones & two men Sleep here this night. at meeting. mr Jones Came here.  
1 2
Clear foren, Cloudy aftn. mr Jones left here aftr Dinner. his men waited for ye tide to take out Boards which he had here. mr Williams informs me yt Taylors House fell Down this morn, but thro Good Providence no one receivd any hurt. the famely were removd to the house where mr Cottle livd. Polly was Brot in her Bed on a Sled. we gott Cabbages into the Seller, have 50 heads. at home. mr Jones left here. raind this night.  
2 3
Clear. I have been at home, helpt the Childn git in 58 Cabbages from before our Doore. have knit Some. mr Brown dind with me. at home.  
3 4
Cloudy. I have been at home knitting. Hannah & Dolly went to help quillt a Bed quilt for mrs Burges. they got it out and returnd home late in ye Evng. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.