Martha Ballard's Diary, September 20 - 26, 1807

20 1
Clear and very Pleast. I feel very feeble, rose at 9h ys morn, have had my work to do. mr Ballard & Cyrus to meeting. Revd mr Stone Discoarst fore n fm Luke 6 Chap 38th vers, aftn fm [no entry]. mrs Wiman came in to See me. Son Lambd, his wife & 4 Oldest Childn took Tea [here]. at [home], feel [feeble]. [friends] here.  
21 2
Clear. mr Ballard been Surveying for mr Weston & Esqr Davis. he Carried 3 DZn Pickeld Cucumbers, Sold them to Ger Norths wife for /9d. I have gathered Cucumbers, Beens, Peas & Squash, Cut herbs and done my hous work. Betsy wiman here for Pickles. her Father here aftn, informs that two of his Sons are very Sick. Dagt Ballard, Martha and James Calld in at [  ]. at [home]. feel [Comfortable] thro [Gods Goodness].  
22 3
X. Birth Jon a Devenports 4th Son. XX.
Clear and pleast. I have done my wk foren. was Calld at 4h pm by Jona Devenport to go and See his wife. Shee was Deld at 8h Evn of her 4th Son and 6th Child. Shee Seems Cleverly. I tarried all night. at [Jona] [Devenports]. Birth [12th]. receivd 9/ as [reward].  
23 4
Clear and very pleast. I larried with my Patient till 2h pm. we got her up and made her Bed. Shee is Still Cleverly. I Came by water to Bomans Brook, from there watkt home. Calld at mr Andruss & [wimans]. at [mr] [Devenports], [Andrus] & [Wimans].  
24 5
Clear. I have been at home, did hous wk. at [home].  
25 6
Clear and pleast. I have gatherd Cucumbers and washt. we gatherd hops. at [home].  
26 7
Clear. I have been at home, done various [kinds] Service, went to Jonas. Sally Farewel & Rhoda Pollard Sleep here. at Son Jonas.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.