Martha Ballard's Diary, September 9 - 15, 1797

9 7
Clear. I was at home foren Sewing, was Calld aftern to See mrs Whilwels infant who is unwell with a Cold. I applyd a plaster to the Stomach and Onions to the feet and gave it a Syrrip of mullin. it Soon revivd and I returnd home. Calld at Son Lambarts, they are well. the midle Pier of the Kenebec Bridg was finisht and there were 7 Discharges of the field piece and 3 Cheirs. at mr Whilwels, his inft unwell. mrss Cyfers & Savage been here.  
10 A
Clear and very pleast. mr Ballard is not yet returnd. Cyrus & Hoit attended at the fort, Hepsy at the hook. Thankfull Calld here. I Did not feel able to walk to meeting and tarried at home. at home.  
11 2
Clear and very pleast. I have been Sewing and gathering herbs in my gardin. Old Lady Tounsin of Sidney, mrss Savage & Cyfers here. I Paid mrs Cyfers all I owd her for work Shee had Done for me. at home, had Company. Son Cyrus is 41 years Old this day.  
12 3
A rainy Day. mr Ballard returnd from the Plantation. Cyrus went to mr Blacks and Bot me 18 lb flower, paid Cash 6/. at home, pickt wool.  
13 4
Clear. I have been at home. Dagt Lambt & Child, Son Jona and Sons here. my Dagt and I went to mr ["Dingleys" - implied] at mr Dingleys.  
14 5
Clear. I have been at home. Son Town Sleeps here, his famely well. at home. Son Town hr.  
15 6
Cloudy and Some rain. Son Town left here after Breakfast. mr Ballard been makeing a plan for Jessy Blunt. Hepsy went to mr Dingleys. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.