Martha Ballard's Diary, September 8 - 18, 1805

8 1
Clear. mr Ballard to meeting. Jona to Son Pollards to hear mr Grey. he took Supper here. at home.  
9 2
Clear. I have been at home. mr Calon brot me 1 Bushl wheat. at home.  
10 3
Clear. I have been at home mending Cloaths for mr Ballard. Ephms Wife Sent me 2_ lb Butter. at home.  
11 4
Capt Nichols here.
Clear and warm. Jonas wife Calld me A liar &C. may God forgiv her. it would make a heathen Blush to read the whole Shee Said if I Should write it. at home. Cyrus is 49 years old ys day.  
12 5
Cloudy and rain. I went to Jonas Old hous to Twist yarn. have been insulted, the Door fastened up on me twice &C. I have need of Patience and Grace to bear it. at Jonas Old hous part ye Day.  
13 6
rainy. mr Ballard been to Son Ephms, Carried her _ Bushel of Apples. I have been at home. at home.  
14 7
rainy. I have been at home. Son Jonas famely removd from here to his old house. Parson Grey Sleeps here. at home. mr Grey Sleeps here.  
15 1
rainy. mr Ballard to meeting. I have been at home. Parson Grey left here Early ys morn to go to Sidney to Preach. at home.  
16 2
Clear and very warm. I have been at home. mr Ballard to Gardner to Carrie a Letter which I wrote to my Bror Collins Moore. I have Cleand ye Bed room & Buttery and remood Part of my furniture out of ye North roome. at home. I wrote Bror Collins.  
17 3
Clear. I have been at home, washt ye Nh room. Saml Babcocks 3d wife here. Sister Williams Sleeps here. a home. Sister Wilms Sleeps here.  
18 4
Clear. mr Ballard went to ye review. Sister Wilms left here at 11h morn. I walkt with her as far as Jonas. have mended Cloaths For my husband and Done part of my washing. at Son Jonas. Sister Wilms left here.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.