Martha Ballard's Diary, September 19 - 25, 1794

19 6
Clear. I gathrd Seeds & other matters in my Gardin foren, went to mr Densmores aftern, Dorcas is Sick. mr Ezra Smith & wife here. mr Densmores Dagts and Cousen here at Evn. Ephm has workt with the Team for mr Child. at mr [Densmores]. mrs Smith here.  
20 7
rain. Augustus Ballard here. I have been at home. at home.  
21 E
Clear & Cool & windy. my famely all went to meeting foren Except my Self. I went aftern. Calld at Son Pollards, and Drank tea. I was Calld after I Came home to See Saml Norcross wife who has the rash. at [meeting] & at Saml Norcross
22 2
Clear & Cool. I gatherd Beet Seed. mrs Partradg here. I have been ["at home."- implied] at home.  
23 3
at home. Clear & Cold. Dolly at Son Pollards & mr Blacks. at home.  
24 4
X. Birth Benn Preskots Dagt. XX.
Clear. I was Calld at 4h morn to See Benn Preskots wife. Shee was Deld at 6 of a Dagt, I left her Comfortable at noon; receivd 7/6 as a reward. mrs Barton, mr & mrs Cocks here. Sally went home. I wrode my hors. Calld at mr Robbinss, Parmers, & Capt F Browns & Saml Norcross; find Some well, others geting Better. at Benn [Preskots]. Birth37th
25 5
Cloudy morn, Clear middle of ye Day. Dolly & Ephm went to Dresden to See Edmond Fortis Executid for the Crime of Rape & Murder on Pameta Titlon of Varsalboro, on the 18 of May last. Cyrus went to the Lodg. I was alone. Son Town Sleeps here. at home. Dolly & Ephm went to See Edmd Fortis Executed.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.