Martha Ballard's Diary, September 16 - 22, 1790

16 5
Clear. I returnd from mr Hainses by the way of ye hook; dismist the Lad which acompanied me at mr Wades. Calld to See her Child. lift it Some tinchture. Calld at mr Hodges, Jose unwell; at mr Westons; all well at mr Savages, Polly Better. Cyrus Delivrd me Letters, one from Broth Elijah of Sept 4th / 90, 1 from Sist Walers of ye 5th and 1 from Doct Barton, same date, informing my friends ar well Except Colo [Jewns] wife. at mr Hainses, Wades, Hodges, Westons & Savages.  
17 6
Clear Day, rain at night. I was Calld to Capt Husseys at 1 H pm, had an ill turn there. mrs Goodin there this afternoon. at Capt Husseys.  
18 7
Clear & very Pleasant Day, a frost at night. I was at Dittoes, feel unwell all Day. at Detos. unwell.  
19 C
Clear. I returnd home from Capt Husseys. find my Dagt s & Parthena returnd on Friday, left all well at Son Towns. mrs Dexter is mending.   
20 2
Clear. I have felt very unwell but have been harvisting Beens the most of ye Day. my Girls washt. at home.  
21 3
Clear. I have been takeing Care of Gardin matters. mrs Cowen Dind hr. at home.  
22 4
Clear forenn, rain aft. I was at mr Burtuns, tarried all night. his wife was unwell. I receivd a Letter from mr Ballard. he was well Last Monday. at mr Burtuns. receivd a Letter from mr Ballard.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.