Martha Ballard's Diary, September 10 - 14, 1806

10 4
Clear and Cool. I have been at home, Polly Town with me till near noon. Two men from Hamdin took Breakfast here. Wido Savage Dind, Shee & Dagt Pollard took Tea. mr Miller & Philbrooks paid mr Ballard 4 Dols & 2s for the busines he did for them. a Gentleman by ye name of Devenport Came for information about land, he gave him a Crown. at home. mrs Savage, Dagt Pollad, mr Miller, Philbrook and A mr Devenport been here this day.  
11 5
Clear. mrs Savage with me all day. A happy Circumstance as mr Ballard wenl down to See ye menuvers below, he Came home at Dusk, informd no accident had hapned. A mercy indead. he Dind at Son Lambards. Son Cyrus has Seen 50 [yrs] this day. at home. mr Ballard to ye review. mrs Savage here  
12 6
Clear foren, Cloudy aftern. I have got in a part of my Hopps which ye past wind had ingured &C. mrs Savage Left here before noon and went to my Son Jon as. mr Ballard been giting wood &C. at home. mrs Savage went fm here to Son Jonas.  
13 7
raind ys morn. I have been at home, got in part of my Beet & Carrot Seed. mr Ballard been down below and to mr Swantons on Business for Son Jona. I learn he Came home to his famely ys Evng. at home, did various kinds of Service.  
14 1
X. Birth mr Perkins Son [&] first Born. XX.
Clear. I was Calld at 2h ys morn to go and See a mrss Perkins who was in Labour. Shee was Safe Delivd of a Son, her first born, at 4h morn, and I returnd home at about 7h morn. left my patienls Cleverly. Cyrus Came here and went to meeting. mr Pratt performd from Ezekiel 7 Chap ye last Claws of ye 10 vers, pride is Buded. Son Jona & wife & 3 Childn, Jasn Pierce & wife & 1 Child here to Tea. Cyrus Sleeps here, H. Pold, H. & Sally Ballard allso. at mr Perkinss. Birth 5th. recvd 9s/ as a rewd.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.