Martha Ballard's Diary, September 26 - October 1, 1794

26 6
Clear [&] Pleast. Dolly went to Son Pollards this morn, Cyrus to Pittstn to mill with 1 Bushl wht. mr Densmore, True, their wives, a Sister & a Gentleman here, Drank Tea with me. Calvin Ballard Dind here. at home. Dolly to Son Polads & Jonas 
27 7
Clear. Sister Williams Dind here. Dolly Came home, Sally Cocks returnd at noone. I have been at home. at home. Sister Williams here.  
28 E
Clear. A mr Smith from Worcester here, he wishes to take a hors to Sandy river for mr Ballard to Come home on, he has mr Kenedys is on his way. Dolly is not So well as Shee has been of late. Sister Willms, mr Pitts, mrs Barton, Abbot, his wife, Drank Tea here. Harry Smith & Livermr, Sally Williams, mrs Densmore, S. Damrin & Sam Parker were here. at home. Sister Williams & others here.  
29 2
Cloudy. Sister Wilms went from here homewd bound. I have knitt part of a Stockin foot for Dolly & Some on mr Ballards. it has raind aftern. at home. Sist Williams went home.  
30 3
Cloudy morn. Clear after 9h m, a very high wind. I finisht footing a pair of Tow hoes of mr Ballards. Dolly made a hat for Jon as wife & one for Patty Easty. Sally washt. at home. Dolly made 2 hatts.  
1 4
Clear. I pulld up Been & mellon Vines. we had a vere hard frost. I was Calld to See Dorcas Hodges who is very ill with feavour and Cankar. old mrs Pollard there. at mr Hodges to See a Sick Child.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.