Martha Ballard's Diary, October 17 - 25, 1808

[17] 2
Birth mr Nasons 7th Child.
Clear. mrs Nason was Safe Deld at 1h ys morn of a 4th daugt & 7th Child. we all tarried till morn. at mr Nasons. Birth 3d
18 3
Clear & pleast. Old Lady Emry & mrs Wiman to See us. Dagt Ballard Sent us a quarter muttun. Shee brot me [food] on Sunday, they are very kind. at home. mrs Emry & Wiman here.  
19 4
Clear. I have done part of my washing and other work. at home.  
20 5
Clear. I have done a larg wash, feel much fatagued. at home.  
21 6
Clear. I roasted a piece Muttn. Old mrs Kenny here. I Cut Squash to drie. at home.  
22 7
Cloudy, raind before night. I have Bakt, Cut 6 Squash to drie. Son Lambd killd his Sow, Carried it home to dres, Sent harslet. at home.  
23 1
Cloudy. mr Ballard & Cyrus to meeting. lext forn psalm 9th 3 vers, aft PSm 119th vers 165. Son Jona, his wife & part of Childn here. at home.  
24 2
Cloudy part of ye day, Clear Evng. I have done hous work. dagt Lambd Calld here. Jona Ballard Junr has Seen 17 years ys day. at home. Dagt Lambd Calld here.  
25 3
Clear. I have Bakt pies. Warn Stones wife here. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.