Martha Ballard's Diary, November 1 - 7, 1793

[1] 6
Clear. mr Ballard went to work at mr Bullins. I have been at home. Pollymc Master here to have a Cloak & Goun made, Dagt Pollard to warp a web & Strike a Hernis. Agsts is taking Senna, Sally watcht with him. at home. Hannah here.  
[2] 7
Clear. Dolly had a faint turn. Augusts is no better, has kept the bed the most of ys Day. at home.  
[3] F
Cloudy, raind at Evn. my famely all attended worship Except my Self & Son Cyrus. Augustus went out of his room & I aird it. Son Town Came here at Evn, his famely well. the Ordinance of ye Supper administred ys Day. at home. Dolly tarried at Son Pollards. 
[4] 2
rainy. mr Ballard & Cyrus gone to Town Meeting. Dolly Came home. Augustus went into the other room. I have been at home. mr Town Sleeps here. at home.  
[5] 3
Cloudy. mr Ballard went to ye fort & hook, Dolly to Son Pollards. Son Town left here homeward Bound. Cyrus & Ephm Banking house. Augustus went out of the house. I have been at home prepareing for Thanksgiving, a high SE wind & rain at night. at home.  
[6] 4
Cloudy Day, a high S E wind & rain at night. the Brig was Lancht at the fort. I have been at home Prepareing for Thanksgiving. I broke my Tea kittle. mr Ballard bogt one which Cost [4/.] at home.  
[7] 5
X.[Birth Reads Dagt]. XX.
Clear & very pleast. I was Calld at five O Clok morn to See mrs Read who was Safe Deld of a Dagt at 9. I returnd home at noone, left my Patients Cleverly; receivd 6/ as a reward. Son Jona, his wife & Childn all Supt with us. Pally & Jack Sleep here. mr Thomas waited on Dolly to mr Pollards. at mr Reeds. Birth 46th.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.