Martha Ballard's Diary, September 14 - 19, 1807

14 2
raind this morn. I have made 14 Dozn Candles. mr Ballard to Son Lambds & Ephms. he bot 2 lb Butter @ /9d pr lb, 3 pints Ginn. he Carried Cucumbers. Cyrus Cut wood in ye woods. at home, made 14 dZn Candles.  
15 3
raind thee most of ye day. Son Cyrus got a load of wood. I have Securad my Candles and done other matters about hous &C. at [thome]. Secured my Candles I made yesterday.  
16 4
Clear and not very warm. mr Ballard and Cyrus to the review at Hallowell. I gatherd Cucumbers, Cut my purple Corn Stalks and done other matters. went to Son Jonas after SunSett. at Son Jonas at Evng.  
17 5
Clear part of the day. I have Cut Sage, gatherd Cucumbers. mr Ballard Carried 80 to Son Lambds and Some beens for pickeles. Cyrus went to mill, got wheat ground. I Bakt & Brewd. at home. mrs Parker here, Dagt Ballard allso.  
18 6
Clear. mr Ballard Surveying for mr Saml Cumings. Cyrus helpt Le faett aflern. James fel from ye Bed & hurt his Sholder, I went to See him. I gatherd Pees green & drie, Beens allso. at Son Jona to See James.  
19 7
very rainy. I have been at home, Bakt white & brown bread. have felt very unwel, went to bed before dark; had a high feaver all night. at home, very unwel.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.