Martha Ballard's Diary, September 12 - 17, 1795

12 7
Clear. I have been at home, gatherd and Skolt pickles and doing other matters. I was much falagud at night. at home.  
13 D
Cloudy, ye wind Southard. Cyrus Came home, he and Sally & Ephm attended worship all Day, I in ye aftern. Calld at Son Pollards, their Child is much as Shee was, Polly Pollard there. I Calld at Son Lambarts, they went to meeting. my Dagt Came here this morn, Brot me a New Bonnit which Shee made, found Silk and past board and gave me. at meeting & at my Childrens. mySons & Sally went to Jonas after meeting.  
14 2
Clear & warm. I have been to work in my Gardin, Gatherd Beens & Sheld ym. went to Bed and was in a Drows when wakend by mr GerShom Cocks to go to assist his wife in Labour. I went by water, arivd at at [sic] near 12h. at mr Gershom Cockss
15 3
X. Birth Gerssm Cockss Dagt. XX.
Clear and very warm. mrss Cocks was Safe Deld at 2h Morn of a fine Dagt, her first Child. I left her and inft Cleverly and arivd home at 10h. I receivd 6/7 for my Service. I left my medesin there thro forGetfullness. Sally went for them. mr Town Came here, his famely are well. at Ditoes. Birth 37th. receivd 6/7. Sarah Neal went to work at mr Densmors aftern.  
16 4
Clear and very warm morn. mr Town went to the hook, returnd and took breakfast and Sett out for home about 10h morn. it began to rain Soone and Continue thro the day. I have been at home. at home. Son Town left here. Ephm went to ye hook to See a Lanching.  
17 5
raind the most of the Day. I have Scourd 35 Skeins of warp and 3 of filling. Sary Spun 2 Skeins & Broke 3 lb wool. mr Lambart wrode our horse to Pittstn. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.