Martha Ballard's Diary, October 5 - 11, 1806

5 1
Clear and very Pleast. mr Ballard & Son Cyrus went to meeting. I was Calld to See [mr] Heartwels youngest [Child] who is Sick. Revd mr Stone Discoarst from [   ] 10C 37v foren and aftern. at mr Heartwels to See a sick [Child].  
6 2
Clear and pleast. mr Ballard was Sumoned to Coart. mrs Gilbard made me a visit, her little girls took Tea here. at home. mrs Gilbard to See me.  
7 3
Clear and very pleast. mr Ballard Sumoned to Coart. I have Done hous work, gathered in ye last Beens in my gardin, Scolt my pickeles &C. got Some apples in. mr Ballard Came fm Coart & went to Son Lambds. I Sent them a qt Plumbs. they are wel. my Dagt Sent me Some Sugar. at home. I Churnd 3 lb _ Butter.  
8 4
Clear and very Pleast. I have washt, Cut apples &C. mr Ballard to Coart. at home. Josh Heaths Child Expired  
9 5
Clear and pleast. I have done my hous work and Cut apples to drie. mrs Farewel Came here, tarries all night. mr Ballard been to Coart. at home. mrs Farewel here.  
10 6
Clear. mr Ballard at Coart. mrs Farewel left here after Dinner. two men from Hamden here on business with mr Ballard, they Sleep here; both by ye name of Snow. at home Cuting apples to drie. Joshua Heaths oldest Child interd, it Expired 8th inst.  
11 7
Clear, So great a frost that there was ice on tubs of water at our back door. ye mr Snows took Breakfast and Sett out for home. I have Bakt & Done other matters. Son Jonas wife here to Tea. at home. mr Ballard to Son Pollads & to ye barbers.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.