Martha Ballard's Diary, September 27 - October 3, 1793

27 6
Cloudy. mr Ballard went to mr Pollards & Sent his hors to winslow for Dolly to wride home. Bror Moore & Son Jona Dind here. I have been at home, Sally washt. at [home].  
28 7
Cloudy foren, Clear aftern. mr Merriam Came here and I have wrote to Doct Barton, Waters & Bror Marvin. I have been at home. at home. wrote to Bror Barton, Waters & Marvin.  
29 F
Clear. I wrote to Bror Collins and Sent by mr Wm Merriam who left here at 11h morn Bound for Boston. Ephm is unwell. I tarried at home. Dolly returnd from winslow, her Bror Town with her. Shee Seems Fatagud. at home. wrote Bror CollinsMoore. mr Merriam went from here.  
30 2
Cloudy morn. Son Town went to Pittstn, returnd & went to Son Jonas. Dolly went to mr Pollards. James More here, paid me for assisting his wife in may 14, 1791. mr Ballard [Lauing] out a Landing at the hook by martins. at home. Son Town went from here.  
1 3
Cloudy. mr Ballard went to Pownalboro. I have been at home. Ephm workt at mr Densmores with his Oxen. Sally washt & Scowrd puter & the floors of all the rooms. Polly Livermore here. mr Gow & his Lady here at Evng. at home.  
2 4
Clear. mrs Child Came here. I have been at home. been at home.  
3 5
Birth Son Towns Son & 9th Child.
Clear. mrs Child here till aftern. Son Town Came for me at 2h pm. I went forward as Soon as posable. Crost the ferry at 3, arivd at Son Towns at 7. Shee my Dagt was Safe Deld of a Son at 7h 30m. mrs Stackpl, Stratn & mrs [sic]. at Son Towns. Birth 40th, of which 27 are Sons.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.