Martha Ballard's Diary, September 22 - 30, 1803

22 5
I have done my hous work, Bakt the last meal made of Corn we raised last year, harvested Beens. Cyrus began to gather our apples. at home.  
23 6
Clear. I have done my hous work and other mallers. at home.  
24 7
Clear. I have gathered my hops. Fanny helpt me aftern. we Bakt for mr Purington and for my Self. Capt OZgood here to Sumons mr Ballard to apear as Evidence at Coart next weak, left 1/6 in Cash. at home.  
25 1
Clear and very warm. Cyrus, Lathp, and Burr to meeting. mr Parker Performd. Ephm to Son Pollards. I have been unwell but done my work. at home.  
26 2
Cloudy, raind aftern. I have gatherd and Sheld Beens. Cyrus to son Lambds. mr Cottle here, his wife is unwell. Dagt Ballard ironed for me. Sist Wilms Came there. at home.  
27 3
Cloudy morn, Clear aftern. Sister Williams took Breakfast here. mr Ballard returnd from his Tour of Surveying at Davis Town. he went to attend Coart directly. mrs Farewel Calld here, I went to my Sons with her. Son Town Sleeps here, informs me Polly is better. the rest of his Famely are wel. at Son Jonas. Son Town Sleeps here. mr Ballard returnd.  
28 4
Clear and Pleast. Genl Salem Town took Breakfast here, he has been to Penobscott. mr Ballard and Cyrus to Coart. Sally Church washt for me. I did not pay her, have Since paid. at home. S. Church washt for me.  
29 5
Clear and pleast. mr Ballard & Cyrus to Coart. I have done my work. Dagt Ballard here at Evng. at home.  
30 6
Clear. mr Ballard Sett out at Sun Sett for Wiscassett. I have done my hous work. Polly Farewel Came to work for me. at home. mr Bald to wiscasett.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.