Martha Ballard's Diary, October 28 - November 10, 1810

28 1
Clear. H.B. & Betsy Peirc, A mrs Price, Becky Fletcher & 2 of mr Lankesters Dagts been here. I have been at home. at home, hear Dagt Pollard is Better.  
29 2
Clear. I have been at home, Cut apples for Sauce. at home.  
30 3
Clear. mrs Farewel Sleeps here. Luke Barton informd of the Death of Old mrs Norris of Hallowell. at home. mrs Farewel Sleeps here.  
[31] 4
Clear. I have been Cuting Pumpkn to Drie & doing other matters. Cyrus Sleeps here. at home.  
1 5
Clear and Cold. mrs Bradford here, Shee paid me 3s/. I have Cutt the last of my Pumpkins to drie. at home. mrs Bradford here.  
2 6
Cloudy & Cold, Snowd before night. I have done hous wk, pared apples &C. at home.  
3 7
Snowed & very Cold. Son Ephms Son is 1 year old this day. at home.  
4 1
Snowd, windy & Cold. at home.  
5 2
Clear, Cold yet. I have pard & Cutt apples for Sauce &C. I mended a Shirt for Cyrus. at home.  
6 3
Clear. Cyrus returnd from Clinton, all wel as usual. I have done hous work. Ranus Pierce & Epm B. Sleep here. at home.  
7 4
Clear. Cyrus went to visit Son Ephm, he Sleeps here. I have done Some washing & Bakt Pumkin & Apple pies. I had a web of Ctoth for Shirts brot from Son Pollards. at home.  
8 5
Cloudy. Cyrus left here for Rhome. mrs Gill & Child came, Shee began to make my husband a Shirt. it is [11] years Since the death of dgt Town. at home.  
9 6
Cloudy & Some [sic]. mrs Gill Sewing for me. we were informd that John Wall is Dround. at home.  
10 7
Cloudy. mrs Gill finisht mr Ballards woolin Shirts. I have Bakt & mended hoes. Saml Pollards here, Says his Marm is better. he took apples & left them at Jonas. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.