Martha Ballard's Diary, September 21 - 28, 1802

21 3
rainy foren. mr Ballard Sett out at 10h morn to mr Asgoods on Business. Son Town left here about noon on his way to OXford. I Commited to his Care a Letter to Sest Waters and another to Brors Collins & Elijah. may God grant him a prosperous Journey and return him in Safety to his famely in Due time. I feel very unwell this night. [at home. Son Town left at 11h Distind for OXford. I wrote to Brors Collins & Elijah.]  
22 4
rain. I am very unwell and have not attempted to do much business. Dagt Ballard Came and got Dinner. Jason Pierces wife Dind with us. Cyrus gone to Hollowell to attend at the review, Ephm as a Soldier. at [home]. Dagt [Ballard] & mrss Pierc here.  
23 5
rainy. Sally Church workt for me ys Day. Capt Osgood here, informs that the wife of Amos Lyon Expired ye 12th inst, her remains intered ye 13th. at [home]. Sally [Ch ] workt [  ] me.  
24 6
rainy. Sally Church workt here. I paid her 1/6. I have been Cuting apples to drie. at [home]. Sally [C ] here.  
25 7
Clear. I took up my Cloaths, renced, dried & ironed them & Did my other work. I went to my Sons to See L faett, mrs H. Pierce there. Dagt Ballard went to Son Lambds aftern. at my Sons. Cyrus [unwell].  
26 1
Clear. mr Ballard to the meeting hous, mr Moody performd, Ephm to uper Parrish. mrs Brown Sleeps here. at [home].  
27 2
Clear. I have been at home, harvisted Beens and Corn till I felt very much falagud. at [home]. [Mrs ] Calld here.  
28 3
Clear. Sally Church Came to wash for me. I was Calld to go to See Saml Gill, find him very low indead. his Complaint is Disentry & worme. I tarried all night, Sett up till 1h m. at mr Gills, [his Son Saml very Sick].  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.