Martha Ballard's Diary, October 23 - 28, 1798

23 3
Cloudy morn, raind after noone and night. I went to Son Lambards and Pollards, I find them all about, heard that my Dagt Town was very ill first day night. at my Sons Polld & Lambts
24 4
Cloudy foren, Cleard of aftern, a very Pleast Evng. mr Densmore & wife, mrs Thomas, Mary and the Widdow Forbes took Tea with me. Esqr Wesson Calld here. at home, had Compy
25 5
Clear and Pleasant. Jane Welch left me. I paid her for her Labour when Shee gets her Shoes fm Childs. Eunice went to Doct Colmans and promised to get here on Thurdsday next. I went to mr Dingleys at Evn. Joseph White Expired. at mr Dingleys. Death of Joseph White.  
26 6
Clear. Watson workt at Son Jonas yesterday & this day. I have been Doing my hous work, washt Some and pikt Some wool. Betsy Page here, informd me mr White Expired last Evng, and was interd this morn. At [ ] Dingleys.  
27 7
Clear. Watson workt for mr Densmore with the oxen. I have been unwell but went to mr Livermors at Evng and Churnd after I Came home. mr Ballard returnd from his Tour of Surveying. at mr Livermors & Dingleys. Mr Ballard returndhome.  
28 G
Cloudy, raind at night. Son and daugt Pollard, Daugt Lambd & Son Cyrus took Tea with us after meeting. Cyrus tarries all night. I attended meeling aftern. at Meetg. I receivd Letter fm Bror Collins & Barton the 8 & 10th inst.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.