Martha Ballard's Diary, September 11 - 25, 1787

11 3
returnd from mc Msts. Calld at mr Westons & Williamss Polly Savage [there]. Foster Came to work here yesterday. mr Ballard at mr Pollards. Cyrus is 31 years old this Day.   
12 4
Cloudy. I have been at home, wound quills for Dolly. She wove 5-1/2 yds.   
13 5
Clear. I feel unwell. mr Ballard gon to ye hook, ye Girls to Capt Porters. Jono brot his Colt from Cobesy.   
14 6
Cloudy & Some rain. mr Ballard gone to Varsalborough to run Lines for mr Carr. Dolly finisht weaving mrs Williamss Cloath. I have been unwell. mrs Savage here ys morn.   
15 7
at home till Sun Set, then Calld to See Andrew Goodwins wife who is unwell.   
16 G
at mr Godws. Shee is Some Better.   
17 2
Came home from mr Goodwins, left her about house. Fanny Cox rode behind me. mr Ballard gon to Survey for mr Pitts.   
18 3
X Birth. X Revd mr Fosters son X XX.
I was Calld to Revd mr Fosters Lady in Travl. Shee was Safe Deld of a fine Son at 7 Evnn. I watcht. it is her Second Child.   
19 4
I am at mr Fosters. Shee is Cleverly.   
20 5
at mr Fosters. it raind. Joseph Fosters wife watcht.   
21 6
a friday night.   
22 7
Calld to Joseph Williamss to See his wife, very unwell. mr Foster gone to the hook. I Came home at Evinng, find my Famely in helth.   
23 G
I fited for going to meeting but was Calld to See mrs mc Masters who is unwell. mrs Cowen & I administred remedys that Doct Coney prescribd. her physic began to operate. I left her, returnd as far as mrs Williamss, tarried with her till 10 in Evnng, Shee being Exercisd with much pain, but got easier & I Came home.   
24 2
Clear & pleast. the girls washing. mr Balld makeing Plan of mr Pittss Land. mrs Savage & mrs Brown Drank Tea here.   
25 3
Clear. mr Ballard gone to Capt Pages. he help remove his house. mr Hains Learnd here, Left oxford 2 weaks ago, our Friends all well Except my Mother, who is in a Langued Situation as Brother Collins informs by a Letter Dated Sept 7, 1787.   

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.