Martha Ballard's Diary, November 4 - 10, 1794

4 3
A very rainy Day. I have been ["at home." - implied] at home.  
5 4
Cloudy. I Scolt my Pickles & went to See mrs Baxter who, I think, is better tho Shee is not of that mind. I went to See mrs Partradg, find Shee had an ill turn and is better. I was at Son Pollards, their babe has one tooth. at mr Baxters & others.  
6 5
Clear. I was Calld at Evn to See a Child of magr Stickneys who is very ill. I tarried all night. I have been to mr Parkers, their Child Seems better. at mgr Stickneys & mr Parkers.  
7 6
Cloudy. I have been at mr Stickneys all day & night. his Child Seems Some more Comfortable, the phisick has opperated. at mr Sticknys
8 7
Clear. I Came home from mgr Stickneys fore n. we roasted a Sholder of Lamb for Dinner. Dolly has made me a Double Gown, & a goun & Skirt this weak. mr Ballard is gone to the South Part ys town on E. Sid river to Demand taxes. at Ditoes.  
9 E
Clear. mr Ballard went to meeting at ye hook, Cyrus to ye fort. I went to See mr Robbinss infant, find it is better. Dagt Pollard here, Georg Brown & a mr Lovjoy. my Girls went to mr Densmores at Evn. at mr Robbins. Dagt Pollard here.  
10 2
Clear fore n. mr Ballard went to Varsalboro. Bror Town & Selva Moore Dind here. I have been Cuting & Sewing raggs for Coverlids. Esqr Cony here foren. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.