Martha Ballard's Diary, October 18 - 28, 1809

18 4
Clear. Patty went to John Wals, brot me 9 qts molases which he owd me. we have had Company. at home.  
19 5
Clear. I did my hous work & went to Son Lambds, Sist Barton there. at Lambds.  
20 6
X. Birth mr Yettons 4th Son. X.
Clear. I was Calld by mr Yetton to See his wife at 1h ys morn from Son Lambards. patient Delivd at 5h Pm of her 4th son and 7th Child. I tarried all night, Patient Cleverly. at mr Yettns, Hollwell. Birth 17th. recvd 10/6. 
21 7
Clear. I was Conducted to ye Bridg, from there walkt to Son Lambds. Sist Barton & I went to mr Hodges, find his wife and Daugt very sick. from there to Son Ephms, he is in his own hous, removed yesterday. we returnd to Son Lambds at 9h Evng, find Richd Foster there; he paid me 6/, old debt. at Dits and others.  
22 1
Clear. mr Ballard to upper Parrish to meeting. Sister and I walkt fm Son Lambds to our hous. at Son Lambds.  
23 2
Clear. mrs Emry Came here & washt her Cloaths. Sist B. & Patty went to Son Lambds. I Did hous work. at home.  
24 3
Clear. I have done my wk, pickt wool. Jona Junr Sleeps here. at home.  
25 4
Clear & very pleast. mr Jonatn Mower of Green Sleeps here. at home.  
26 5
Clear. I have done hous work. at home.  
27 6
Clear. I have done various kinds work. at home.  
28 7
Clear part of ye day, raind at night. I have done some washing. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.