Martha Ballard's Diary, September 10 - 13, 1807

10 5
Clear. I have been at home, did my hous work and washt the North room. mr Ballard to the Settlement. at home.  
11 6
Clear. there was an oralion Delivd by mr Oldin on the aneversary of the independent Company. Son Cyrus attended. I have done my work tho very unwel. at home. Son Cyrus 51 years old this day.  
12 7
Clear. through the great goodness of ye great parent I am more Comfortable for which I wish to be Gratefull. mr Ballard & Son Cyrus been to lhe Settlement to See Training. mrs Nabby [Edds] and Son Ephms wife to See me which afords me Great Pleasure. at home. mrs Nabby Eadds [and] Daugt Ballard here.  
13 1
Cloudy. I have been at home, had a Soar toe. mr Ballard & Cyrus to meeting. Capt Smiths wife here. at home, Lamb.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.