Martha Ballard's Diary, September 25 - October 1, 1810

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Clear. mr Ballard gathering hopps. I have done my hous wk but have been very unwel. Lefaett began to git in Corn. at home, unwel.  
[26] 4
Clear. I have gatherd Some apples in my Gardin, Pared, Cut & put out to Drie. Allin Lambd Calld in, he Came to Conduct a Genlleman to Hallowell. he receivd 3 Dols & _ for Shais & Jorney. he informs his Marm & Sarah are unwel. Wm B. Came home from Viany, brot a Chees wd 7 lb, a Box Butter wd 7 lb & _. Allin & Wm Sleep here. at home, very unwel.  
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Clear. I have been very unwel. mrs Smith Calld in, Dagt Ballard also. at home, very unwel.  
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Clear. Rhoda & Hannah Pollard, H. Balld, James & Elisabath. Rhoda did Some washing for me. at home. Rhoda Pollard did Some washing for me.  
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Clear & very warm for the Season. Saml Pollard here, infmd me his Marm was unwel. I feel much better than I have done the past weak for which I Desire to bless the Great Author of mercies. at home, much more Comfortable than I have.  
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very warm for ye last of September.
Clear and very warm. [Presidint] Appleton preacht in this paraish but we did not hear of it till Evning. I have had to do Some work altho it is Sabath day. at home. Funeral Magr Conys youngest Child.  
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Clear and very warm. I have had a great deal to do, Cut and pard 7 squash for Drying and some apples. I killd 2 Chickins, Cookt one of them.   

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.