Martha Ballard's Diary, October 6 - 16, 1787

6 7
Clear. mr Hamlin here till afternn, [is better]. I went to see mrs Porter, She is unwell. has had the Canker & ague in her head, is some better. I Calld to See mr Sanford, find him very Low. mr Ballard Came home from Sincleirs.   
7 G
Clear & Cool. I attended public worship. mr Bent had two Sons Baptised, one by the name Rufus, the other, David Jackson. Jonathan gone up river with a famely.   
8 2
at home. thee Girls washt. mr Ballard Securd flax. mrs North & Capt Coxs wife here.   
9 3
I went to williamss to settle with Hanh Cool. Came home, was Calld to See mr Sanford, find him very Low. Revd mr Little maid a prayer with him. mr Ballard gone to Sinclears.   
10 4
Clear & pleast. I was diging roots forenn. Calld to See mr Sanford afternn. watcht ys night.   
11 5
at mr Pollards till Evinning, find Dolly lame. Poultist her foot with Sorril roasted.   
12 6
Clear & Pleast. Dolly very lame. Hannah wove Some. I went to See Sanford, find him very Low, apparently Expireing. I went to thee Revd mr Fosters. Came back to mr Pollards. we gave Sanfd Teas, he revivd & spoke. I left him at Nine this Evinn. find Dollys foot Easier. Cyrus is returnd, all well at Son Towns.   
13 7
Clear. I have been fiting wool for Cyruss shirt. mr Weston had a Potash Fraim raisd. mr Ballard returnd from Sinclears. Dolly has wove 4-1/4 yds. Jono & Daniel gone to watch with mr Sanford.   
14 G
Clear & pleast. the Revd mr Foster Preacht at VarsalborO. Esqr Lovjoys Lady is Sick. mr Ballard & I went to See mr Sanford, find him a little revivd.   
15 2
I have been at home, piqut wool for Cyrus. the Girls washt. Theophelus Laid a floar in the west Chamber. mr Bisbe here. mrs Chamberlin here to have Betsys Soar on her throat Drest. I aplied a plaster.   
16 3
Snows briskly this Day. mrs Porter Came here from Winthrop. I finisht Dollys Linning Stockins.   

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.