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

14 4
Clear part of ye day. I was Calld to mr Wimans to perform an operation for Silas, from there to See Son Jonas infant; find it Some Better. Came home, got Dinner for my famely and went to mr Wimans again. returnd at Evng. Silas is very feeble. at mr Wimans & Son Jonas twice this day.  
15 5
Clear part of ye day. I went to mr Wimans, find them much as they were yesterday. at Son Jonas, his wife and Babe are unwel. I have gatherd green peas ys day. at mr Wimans & Son Jonas.  
16 6
Clear part of ye day. I have Scolt my Pickeles. we had green Peas ys day. mr Ballard & Cyrus to husk for mr Cypher. Cyrus been to ye masheen, Carried 4 lb wool, brot 1_ lb roals. at home, hear that mr Wimans Sons are no better.  
17 7
Clear the most of ye day, raind in ye night & Thunderd. I have done various kinds of work. we had green Peas for Dinner. Cyrus brot me 6 plates & 6 Tea spoons yesterday. at home, Brewd. Dagt Lambd Sent me Some Sugar.  
18 1
raind & was very dark. mr Ballard & Cyrus to meeling. Revd mr Packard Performd foren fm 1st Epsl John 4 C 16th v, aftern fm hebrews. at home. Luke Barton here last Evng, brot 6_ lb Chees, [2_ lb from his marm].  
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Clear part of ye day. mr Ballard Carried pickeles to Son Lambds, Says Lucy is very Sick. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.