Martha Ballard's Diary, September 1 - 5, 1809

1 6
Clear and warm. Lucy Lambd & Mata Ballard been here this day. mr Ballard returnd from Esqr Locks, brot a Bushl of rie meal. he went to the Settlement, brot me 2 qts Spirit & 1 qt Vinigar, _ lb Snuff. Ezra Town Came her tarries. at home. Ezra Town Sleeps here. this is Son Lambards Birth day, 37 years.  
2 7
Clear. I have felt unwel, was so ill aftern that I Sent for Hannat Ballard to Bake for me, her marm Came and got me to bed & nurst. H. & Linda Sleep here, Shubl WickSon allso. at home, very unwel. this day Dagt Lambard is 37 years old.  
3 1
Clear. I am more Comfortable for which I wish to thank ye author. mr Ballard to meeting, Text [no entry]. mr Livermore & wife Calld in here, mr Hall [&] wife allso. Lon & Dagt Lambard took Tea here. at home, am better.  
4 2
Cloudy part of the day. I have done my hous work but had a Severe turn of pain in my Stomach which held me 3 hours. I got Easier by takeing Some weak Ley and Cut up mustard South of the house. at home, feel the pain again.  
5 3
Clear and Cool. I have done house wk, Shelld mustard and various kinds of work. mr Ballard Carried 7 lb wool to the masheen. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.