Martha Ballard's Diary, September 28 - October 5, 1805

28 7
Clear. I have been at home, gathred hops &C. mrs Welch and Sally here. at home.  
29 1
Clear. mr Ballard to meeting, I was not. mr Savage and Son Cyrus, Aaron Foster & Hem Bur here after meeting. [Naby] [homes] here. at home. hear that mr Crosby was found & interd.  
30 2
Clear. mr Savage & Cyrus wenl down to ye Settlement after breakfast. we finisht gathering our hopps. mrs Wiman here to Bake. Son Cyrus Sleeps here. at home.  
1 3
Clear and warm. mr Ballard and Cyrus went to Coart. I have Done various Sorts of work, feel Some fatagued. mrs Wiman, Nason & Pierce have Calld in here. at home. Cyrus brol me Oinions fm Sn Lambds.  
2 4
at home. mr Ballard at Coart. Cyrus Set out for his home at 3h Pm. at home.  
3 5
rainy forenn. I was Sumoned by mr Cleford to apear at Coart as an Evidince in a Caus between Jason Cony and him Self. he gave me 1=6 and Said I must not fail of being there. the rain abated and I went Down to Son Ephms aftern. at home foren, at Son Ephns aftern.  
4 6
Clear. I was at Son Ephms & Esqr Titcombs. at Son Ephms & Esqr [Titcom].  
5 7
Clear. I left Son Ephms after 9h ye morn. Came home, washt Some Cloaths. mr Ballard Came home very unwel near night. at Son Ephms.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.