Martha Ballard's Diary, September 27 - October 4, 1806

27 7
raind part of ye day. mr Ballard & Cyrus been to ye Settlement. I have done my hous wk and some Gardin matters. at home.  
28 1
Clear. mr Ballard & Cyrus to meeting. I have not felt very wel. mrs Gilbard Came in fore n. mr Prat Discoarst ys forenn from 2n Timothy 3 C 16th, aftn from John VIc 68v. mr Gill, his wife & Polly Town Came here after meeting. mrs Heartwel Came in for Fire. at home. mr Gill & wife here.  
29 2
Clear. I have been at home, gatherd in Beens & green peas &C. W. Stones wife here. at home.  
30 3
Clear part of ye day. I have been Cuting apples to Day and doing hous work. mr Ballard brot home 5 lb roals from ye meshien and went to ye Coart hous. A man from Hamdin here at Evn to do business with him. he Supt here, gave mr Ballard 1 Dollar for his Service. at home.  
1 4
Clear. mr Ballard to [G ]. I have been Doing hous work and Cuting apples to drie. at home.  
2 5
Clear. I went with Sister Barton to help quilt on a Bed quilt. Sister & Sally Pierce dind here. mr Ballard to [Coart]. at Son Jonas. Sist Barton Sleeps here.  
3 6
Clear. mr Ballard to Coart. Sister Barton left here. I walkt as far as the Bars with her, returnd and found Daught Pollard here. Shee hoped to have Seen her aunt. Shee and I Dind and went to Son Jonas. we got the bed quilt out. at Detoes. Dagt Pollard dind here.  
4 7
Clear. I have been at home. mr Ballard been to ye barbers. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.