Martha Ballard's Diary, October 4 - 10, 1792

4 5
Clear & Cloudy by turn & not Cold. mr Ballard makeing Plans. I have been at home. I gatherd my Cammomile, ye Second gathering. Cyrus Came here, Sleeps here. at home.  
5 6
Clear. Hannah washt. mr Ballard went to Pittstn. I have been at home, helpt about house work & knitt Some. Saml Foster & other Gentmn here. mr Robbins after plans. at home.  
6 7
Clear. mr Ballard returnd from Pittstn & went to mr Sheppards, paid him 20/ which was Due for Blankits. I have been at home, helpt about house & knitt Some. at home.  
7 G
Clear, a very great frost this & yester morn. Cyrus Came home ys aftern & went Back again. I have been at home. at home.  
8 2
Cloudy foren, the Sun Shone aftn. mr Ballard went Early ys morn to Pittstn to help Cyrus Dress mill, is not returnd. mrs Edson warpt a web here. Son Jona Dind here. Lidia Densmore Spun 3 double Skeins Cotten here ys Day. I have been at home, Carded & Did other work. at home. mrs Edson here. Hannah got her web out.  
9 3
Clear & pleast. Dolly Came home to instruct the girls how to Draw their pieces of Dimmity, tarries ys night. mr Ballard returnd. I have been at home, Carded Cottne & mended Ephm a Jack coat. at home. Ephm brot Hannahs wheal home.  
10 4
rainy. I have been at home. mr Ballard been to the hook, Bot 2_ Cottne. my Girls got yr web to work. Jona here, he has wounded his thumbs. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.