Martha Ballard's Diary, October 26 - November 1, 1806

26 1
Clear and very pleast. son Cyrus Came here, his Father & he went to meeting. Revd mr Parker Descoarst foren fm Isaiah V C, 26 vers, aftern fm Acts [no entry]. Son & Dagt Lambard & son Ephm & Sophia here on lheir way lo Son Pollards. I have had threats of ye Collic. at home. part of my Childn & Grand Childn here.  
27 2
Clear and very Pleast. Luke Barton, Hannah Pollard, Dolly & Lucy Lambard Came here, took Tea. the 3 girls took Supper. Luke went to Son Jonas. Becky Fletcher took Tea here. I have been Cuting Squash to Stew & Drie. at home. H. Polld, D Lambd & Lucy here &C.  
28 3
Clear and very pleast for ye Season. I have been at home, Bakt apple & Squash Pies. Hannar Pollard, Dolly & Lucy Lambard H. S. & M & Saml Ballard & Nancy Smith took Tea. ye 3 former Breakfasted & Dind with us. at home. 7 Grand Childn took Tea, Nancy Smith allso. 
29 4
Clear. my Grand dauters went to Son Jonas after Breakfast. I have Cut Apples and Pumkin to Drie. mrs Gilbard & Childn here, took Tea. at home. mrs Gilbd here, & Childn
30 5
Cloudy the most of ye Day. I have Sorted apples & Cut some and done my hous wk. son Lambd Came and Conducted the girls home. Wm Stones wife brot 14 Skeins filling yarn which Shee spun for me. I had paid her 2s before. Shee had _ busl apples ys day. at home. mrs Slone brot my yarn home.  
31 6
Clear. I have been at home foren, to Lecture aftern. wrode up with Son Jona in ye Shais, Calld at his hous. at Lecture.  
1 7
Clear. I have been at home, Bakt twice and did other matters about hous. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.