Martha Ballard's Diary, September 10 - 17, 1808

10 7
Clear. I have felt very feeble but have Bakt and done other matters. mr Ballard has been to Capt ozgoods and to Hallowell. Cyrus Came here. at home.  
11 1
Clear. mr Ballard, my Self and Cyrus to Meeting. Revd mr Parker Discoarsts fm St John 6 Ch 68:69th verss. we were at Son Ephms at intermition, attended Prayer at the hous of mr Dillingham whose infant Child was interd after divine Service was over. Son Jona & wife here After meeting. at meeting. Son Cyrus has Seene 52 years ys day. Funeral mr Dillinghams infant.  
12 2
Clear. I have put my Coat in my Corn Stalk die, Scolt pickeles and done other matters. Dagt Lambard went to Son Pollards. I pray God May forgiv every misstep Shee has taken towards me thro her whole life and enable her to walk in wisdoms waye in future. at home. daugt Lambd to Son Pollards.  
13 3
Clear, a Sutherly wind. I have washt, feel very much fatagued, allmost Sick. mr Ballard Cuting Stalks. Beniamin Pains hors was killd between mrs Andruss & mr Wimans by going against a Stump & Pain was badly hurt. at home. mr [Lambd] to Trooping. Pains hors killd, he was very much hurt himSelf.  
14 4
Clear. I have washt a goun for my Self and done my ironing &C. at home, hear mrss Lithgo is Sick.  
15 5
Clear. I have been at home, done various Sorts work. mr Ballard to Settlemt. at home.  
16 6
Clear. Old mr Lambard, Luke Shaw & his Sister Eunis were here ys day. the Old Gentleman Sleeps here. Dagt Lambd been to Hallowell. at home. Compy fm Bath here.  
17 7
raind Part of the day. Mr Lambd here. Son Jonas wife & Martha Dind here. I have washt & ironed. at home. Son Jonas wife here.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.