Martha Ballard's Diary, September 19 - 26, 1806

19 6
rainy all day Except a few minits about 10h morn when the Sun Shone Clear a few [minitus]. we Experienced a very heavy Clap of thunder, it Broak near mr Wimans. mr Ballards hors was in ye lane, I thought Shee was Struck but Shee was [not]. at home.  
20 7
rainy part of ye day, the Lightning Struck a tree a little below mr Wimans. at home.  
21 1
Clear. mr Ballard & Cyrus to meeting. my husband went to the funeral of mr James Springers wife aftern. Son Lambard Came and Conducted mrs Evins here. at home. funeral James Springers wife.  
22 2
X. Birth Reubin Branads [9th] Child & 3d Dagt. XX.
Clear. I was Calld at 2hm to go and See ye wife of Rheubin Branad. Shee was Safe Deld at [6] of her 3d daught & 9th Child. I left her as wel as Could be Expected and reacht home before noon. mr Ballard is gone to Varsalboro to do Surveying. I Calld at Son Jonas, his wife is [sic]. at mr Branards. Birth 6th. receivd 9s as a reward.  
23 3
Clear. Polly washt my hous and Scourd. I did my hous work. mr Ballard returnd from [Varsalboro]. at home.  
24 4
Clear part of the day. Allin Came and Conducted mrs Evins & Barny home. mr Ballard Surveying for Stepn Page. at home, ironed my Cloaths.  
25 5
Clear. I did my hous work & went to See Le faett Ballard who is unwell. at Son Jonas.  
26 6
Clear and pleast. mr Ballard & Cyrus to ye review. I went aftern to help mrs Gillbard quill. harvisted Some beens. at mr Gillbards

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.