Martha Ballard's Diary, October 19 - 25, 1806

19 1
Clear. Cyrus Came here, his Father & he to meeting. mrs Farewel tarried with me. I feel more Comfortable thro Divine mercy. Son Jona, his wife and William here on their way to Son Lambds. Son Ephm Came at Evn to see me. Revd mr Stone Discoarst foren from [no entry], aftn fm hebrews VIc, 19v. at home, my sons here.  
20 2
Clear. mrs Farewel left here for Son Ephms. I have been at home. 3 men from Hamden here about Sertifacates, they had breakfast. mr Ballard receivd 4 Dols for his Service & their refreshmt. at home. 3 men from Hamden here.  
21 3
Clear. I have been at home. mr Ballard to thee Settlement. at home.  
22 4
Clear. Son Cyrus Came to help his Father. I have been at [home]. at home. Cyrus [here to help his Dad.]  
23 5
Clear, a hard frost. I have done my work, went at Evng to See mrs Heartwel. Shee is unwel, Doct Howard to see her. at mr Heartwels.  
24 6
Clear. Joanna Smith washt for me. I Paid her 2 [ ] 3, I went in to see mrs Heartwel, made her Bed &C. Shee is Some better. Jona Ballard has seen 15 years. at Detos. Joa Smith washt for me.  
25 7
Clear. Jonas wife here. mrs Wait & Mastin took Tea here allso. I have brewd & done my ironing. mr Ballard bot 13 lb Beef & galn Molases. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.