Martha Ballard's Diary, October 8 - 13, 1795

8 5
Cloudy and Some rain. I was informd this morn that my Dagt Lambart was unwell. I went to See her, find her more Comfortable than Shee was last night. Calld at mr Gills to See her Son who is unwell. Came to Son Pollards, tarried all night. mr Ballard Calld there, he Came home from Surveying this Day. at my Childns and mr Gills. Son Town Slept here, his folks all well as Can be Expected.  
9 6
Cloudy morn, Cleard of very pleasant at noone. I Came home before Breakfast. mr Ballard went to the hook. Son Town Sett out for home. Doct Ward, his wife and mrs Anna Bullin here on a Visit, Dind & took Tea. a mr Trew took Breakfast. at Son Pollards. had Company after I Came home.  
10 7
Clear and pleasant. mr Ballard Surveying at the hook. mr Capin took Breakfast here. I have Cutt out Shirts, gatherd Beens and other matters. mrs Leach here at Evng. Sarah and her Dagt went home at Evng. at home.  
11 D
Cloudy morn, raind aftern. Dagt Lambart Came here. mr Isaac Savage Calld me to See his wife who is unwell. I tarried all night & Son & Dagt Lambt tarried at our house. at Isaac Savages, his wife unwell.  
12 2
Clear and very pleasant. I returnd home. Spoke with mrs Burtun who informd me her Son James is unwell. Sally Cocks is washing. Shee went to mr Lambarts at Evng. I was Calld to See mrs Savage again. mr Ballard been to town meeting. at Ditoes. Came home and went there again at Evn.  
13 3
Clear. I Came from Savages to mr Burtuns, Dind. James is unwell. I Calld at mr Lambts & mr Pittss, he is unwell. Slept at Son Pollards. John Abbott moovd there. at Ditoes & other Neigrs

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.