Martha Ballard's Diary, September 16 - 21, 1792

16 G
X. Birth mr Allins Dagt. XX.
Clear part of ye Day. I was Calld by mr Allin at 7h morn to See his wife. Shee was Safe Deld at 9 off a Dagt. I left her Cleverly at 12. mr Allin gave me 6/ as a reward. he Conducted me to ye ferry & I attended worship in Public afternn, walkt home. Ephm has the Chicken Pox. at mr Allins. Birth 33d.Cyrus was at home. a rainy night.  
17 2
Cloudy & Some rain. I have been at home, mending Ephms Cloaths. mr Ballard been to the hook. Parthenia returnd from Sydne. Selv Moore here, his folks well. at home.  
18 3
Clear. I have been at home, mr Ballard at a town meeting. at home.  
19 4
Clear. mr Ballard & the rest off my famely went to See ye muster. mrs Mc Causland & others Dind & took Tea here. Jonas wife tarries here. I receivd [9]/ off mrs Powel for asisting her. at home. a General Muster of ye regament at Shubal Hinkleys. Andrus and Son Jona fout
20 5
Cloudy morn. my Dagt Ballard Sett out for home, went as far as mr Densmores, was informd yt her Husband had Beat mr Andrus last Evng. Shee Came back here and mr Ballard went to mr Norcross, finds it is not So Bad as is repreSented. Jona Came here & went to See him. Sally Sett out again, arivd Safe at her own home. Ephm went with her & wrode the hors Back. mr Shubl Pitt & Jona Dind here. I have been at home. at home.  
21 6
Clear. I have been at home, Cast 23 Candles. mr Ballard been to Pittstn. mrs White here, informs me mr Andrus is very poorly. mr Ballard met mr Davis going for Doct Parker to Come & See him. Doct Page attends him. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.