Martha Ballard's Diary, September 16 - 22, 1801

16 4
Cloudy. I have been at home, feel no iller than I have done. I have Cut the sage from 2 Beds next to ye hous and done Some other matters. John Abbot here, informs that Sally Selvester has mett with a great Change and under great Concern of mind, if God has begun a good work in her. I pray he wd carriey it on to her Everlasting Salvation. at home. John Abbot here, informs there is a Change wrot in Sally Selvester.  
17 5
Clear. I have been at home. mr Ballard Surveying at Boughdinham [ ]. Williams here. at home.  
18 6
Clear. I have been at home, feel very unwell. mrss Ingraham and Williams here. I paid ye Latter what was Due for Chees & 1/ for Shoes. at home. George Brown Sleeps here.  
19 7
Clear. I have been very unwell all day.   
20 1
Clear. mr Ballard to hear mr Stone, Ephm & Hitty Hatch to the North Parrish to hear mr Fogg. Jona, his wife & Childn & Hitty Peirce here. at home.  
21 2
Clear. Hitty did part of my wash. I Churned and did a great part of my hous work. mr Ballard Surveying at Rhead field. at home.  
22 3
Clear Except a Shower aftern. mr Ballard to Coart on ye G. Jurey. a mr Pattison from [Hamden] took Breakfast here. I have been at home, did my Bakeing. Hitty finisht my washing. I washt the Shelves in my Bullery. at home, did part of my hous work.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.