Martha Ballard's Diary, October 5 - 16, 1808

5 4
Cloudy. I have done hous work. at [home].  
6 5
Cloudy. I have washt &C. at [home].  
7 6
Clear. mr Ballard to Court, Son Town here. at [home].  
8 7
Clear. I have wkt in gardn, mended hoes. at [home].  
9 1
Clear. mr Ballard & Barny to meeting. Revd mr Parkers Text forn 4 C & 5th V, aftn hebrews 6th C 25 vers. we had our Corn gatherd. the Cattle broke in to it last night and distroyed part of it. at [home].  
10 2
Cloudy & rain. mrs Kenny took Breakfast. I have done hous wk. at home.  
11 3
Clear. I have huskt Corn &C. at home.  
12 4
Clear morn, raind before night. at [home].  
13 5
Cloudy and rain. I have been husking. at home.  
14 6
Clear. Old mrs Kenny here. I have felt unwel. at home.  
15 7
Clear. Son Lambd removd his Famely fm here to Rheuel Williamss hous below mill, [bror] Rhoda went with them. I had a very Sick night. the Prisners were Conducted fm this Goal to Slates prison. at [home]. Son Lambd [removd]. Prisners Sett out for State Prison.  
16 1
Cloudy. mr Ballard to meeting, Cyrus Staid with me. Hanh Ballard Came and did my wk. Jona & wife here. I was Calld at 9h 30m to go and See mrs Nason. Text ys day Jerem 13 C 23 vers. at [home] till 9h 30m Evng, then [to] Nasons.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.