Martha Ballard's Diary, October 13 - 22, 1788

13 2
Clear & pleast. I returnd home from mr Clearks, Left all Cleverly. at mr Clearks.  
14 3
Clear & pleast. mrs Williams here. I have been at home. mr Ballard & Ephm went to Esqr Huseys to See the the [sic] muster. James Stackpool & Thoms Howard here this night, mr Smyle also & mr Learned. at home.  
15 4
Clear. I went over ye river as far as Charls Clearks. mr Ballard been to mr Pollards on public Business. our young people are there to a Daunce. I receivd of mr Allin 3/ which was Due for medisin & 5 lb of Chees for Cyrus A /6 pr lb. at mr Brooks. a Little Snow.  
16 5
Clear & pleast. I have been at home. mr Learned here this night. I made a Diapor Skirt for Hannah. at home.  
17 6
Clear. I attended the preparetory Lector; there were but Twelve persons there Except Revd mr Foster. Theophel Hamlin & his wife here ys Evnn. mr Smyle left here. mr Learned workt on the mill Giers, Sleeps here. I was at Lector.  
18 7
Cloudy. Charls Cleark here, brot me 8 lb of Sugar for attending his wife May 3d 787. I went to see mr Densmoores Children who are unwell. left them 20 pills, prs 1/. at mr Densmoores.  
19 E
Clear & Cool. I was at meeting; at mr Westons in intermision. Went to mr Hamlins at Eving. at meeting & at Hamlins.  
20 2
Clear. mr Ballard went to Varsalbboro. I went to Colo Norths, receivd 3/ on mr Edsons acount for attending his wife in travil May 12, 1787 & for Salve. it began to rain Evn. at Colo Norths & wido Williamss
21 3
a very rainy day. I wrote to Sisler Walers. mr Gille here. at home. wrote to Broth Collins & Sister Sally.  
22 4
Clear. I went to mr Westons, his Lady Lent me X[/6]X. [ ] Doct Colmans had one thousand of Shingles. a number of young Ladys here at Evinng. mr Learned Sleeps here.   

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.