Martha Ballard's Diary, September 18 - 26, 1793

18 4
Clear, a Great frost this morn. I have been at home. Sally went to my Sons to help quillt a Bed quillt. Ephm got in part of our Corn, had Some youngsters to help him husk it. at home. Dolly Came home. Sally bot a Goun patn
19 5
Clear. I have been at home. at home. 20 6 Clear. Dolly & I went to Son Pollards. Son Jon a Camethere for me to go to See his wife who is very unwell. we Swetther. I tarried all night. Sally got Easier &had Some Sleep. at Son Ballards & Pollards.  
20 6
Clear. I Came from Jon as to Son Pollards. my Dagts & P. Pollard went to Winslow, Sett out at noon accompanied by Jon a. mrs Pitts & I went aftern to See mrs Wesson & mrs Child, find her more Comfortable than Shee has been. [we] Calld on mrs Capin. at Ditoes, mr Wessons & Childs. I tarried at Son Pollards the night.  
21 7
Cloudy morn & Evn, Clear middle of ye Day. I left mr Pitts at noon, Came by mr Waids, Bradburies &C. Got home at 3 O Clock. at Son Pollards.  
22 F
Clear & very warm. I was not at meting, Did not feel very well. at home.  
23 2
Clear. I was Calld at 1h morn to mr Daws at Capt Cars.   
24 3
Clear. I was at Ditoes & mr Cars Fillebns. I finisht [Dollys] Stockins. at Dittos.  
25 4
Clear. I Came home from mr Daws, left her more Comfortable. Calld at mr Dumers, his inft has ye thrush. Wilm Hurd, his wife & Sist Betsy, & mr Meriam Sleep here, brot me a letter from Doct Barton which informs Capt Learneds wife is Dead. mrs Voce & Betsy Dind. mr Ballard returnd from Surveying. at Ditoes. I receivd a Letter from Doct Barton of augst 15, '93.  
26 5
Cloudy Day, raind at night. mr Ballard attended a Church meeting. I have been at home. our friends from Oxford left here. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.