Martha Ballard's Diary, October 11 - 17, 1792

11 5
raind all day. mr Ballard went Jones mill. I have been at home, finisht piking hannahs Cottne. at home.  
12 6
Cloudy foren, Clear aftern. I went to mr Wicksoms, Calld at mr Hamlins & Baxters & mr Dinsmores. I finisht Card ing hannahs Cottne ys Evng. at mr Wicksons & others.  
13 7
Cloudy morn, the Sun Shone very warm from 11 to 2 o clock, then Cloudy & Showery. mr Ballard went to winthrop. I have been at home. Lidia Dinsmore finisht Spining Hannahs Cottne. we killd a Turkey. at home. mr Ballard at Winthrop.  
14 G
Clear & very pleast. Cyrus Came home, John Goodin of Pownalboro with him. mr Savage & my Son Jona Dind here, we had a Turkey roasted. mr Ballard went to Esqr Coneys. Colo Duttun here. Dolly wrode to her Brothers. I have been at home. I am informd that mr Swet & two of his Childn are Deceast with ye Small Pox. at home. it is 15 years ys Day Sinc we arivd at kennebeck at Jones Landing.  
15 2
Cloudy & misty morn. mr Ballard went to Esqr Coneys, returnd and Sett out for Pounalboro. [    ] Parthenia to mr Pollards for a Six & Twenty Slay. Hannah Beemd ye wollin Shurting. Ephm to mr Waids to work. I have been at home. raind aftern & Evng. at home. mr Ballard to Pownalboro.  
16 3
Clear. Ephm workt for mr Waid. I went to See his oldest Dagt who has a Swelling on her neck. at mr Waids. Hannh wove [15] yards.  
17 4
Clear. I have been at home. Hannah got the Shurting out, 20 yds, & put another web in. I quilld & did other work. mr Ballard returnd, Brot 9_ yd Cambleteen, 5 yds Linning & 3 lb Tea, and a hand kf which he had off mr Bridg for our attendance at Suprem Cort. at home. mr Ballard returnd.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.