Martha Ballard's Diary, September 27 - October 3, 1809

[27] 4
Clear till Evng, began to rain at [3]. mrs Emry Took Tea with us. we pickt hops of the vines of 5 Poles ys Evng. Son Jonas wife Calld in at dusk, Says mrss Cleark is better. at home. mrs Emry here.  
[28] 5
Clear. Patty Town Came here this morn to work for me. the wido Savage Sleeps here. I have been harvesting gardin matters &C. at home. Pally Came here, mrs Savage allso.  
[29] [6]
[Clear]. I have gatherd pees in my [Gardin], pulld up the vines &C. mrs Savage left here after breakfast. Patty went aftern to quilt for Betsy Smith. Sybble Springer & her Sister here. at home. Pally to quilting.  
[30] 7
Cloudy and Some rain. I have done hous wk, Shelld Beens and [Pees]. [Pally] Spining wool. at home.  
[1] [1]
[Clear the most] of the day. mr Ballard to meeting. Son Jona & wife, Martha, James & Elisabeth Supt. Son Pollard and John Bolton Calld here. at home. Gidion Barton here and others.  
2 2
Clear. I have harvisted Poland Beens, gatherd hopps. we gatherd our Damsins. at home.  
[3] [3]
Clear and very warm. mr [Ballard] went to hear ye Coart opend. I have finisht galhering ye hopps, gathered in peas & Beens &C. A mr Heart here on business with my husband. at home. Clarrinda Cleark here, Says her Marm is not So wel as She was.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.