Martha Ballard's Diary, June 24 - July 7, 1785

24 6
I am at mr Towns. mrs Stagpool Came to See us. I went to ye river with her; mist my way returning home. mr Lewis & Betsy Town went to seek me. at length I found ye way home, though Some fatagd.   
25 7
I went with mrs Town to See mrs Dexter. mrs Straten there.   
26 B
I went with Son & Dafter Town to mr Stackpools.   
27 2
I went with mrs Straten & mr Town to Capt Haywards.   
28 3
I was at mr Towns all Day. Betsy Carried a web to mr Crosbys. Sally Stackpole & Loes Spencer here.   
29 4
I was at mr Towns; we washed. mr Dexter here.   
30 [5]
I was at Ditoes. mr Collar & Eunis Stakpole here.   
1 6
I was at Ditoes. mrs Cragen, Hail & Barton made us a visit. Betsy was unwell. there was a little rain ys afternoone.   
2 7
Clear morn & hott; it thunderd & raind afternoone. I was at Son Towns all Day.   
3 B
Clear morn. mr Pratt went from Son Towns. mrs Collar & her Daughter here, Mrs Dexter also. Nancy Dors & Betsy went to See mr Thorn; he is Sick.   
4 2
Clear, a little cooler. I went to mr Croggins with Daughter Town & Shee had a faint turn there.   
5 3
Clear & Cool. Mr Town went to Fort Hallifax to attend Town meating. mrs Hayward & her Dafters, Straten & Haill were at mr Towns; Drank Tea. I was there all Day.   
6 4
A Storm. I was at mr Towns. I ironed & finished a pair of wolon Hoes for my Self.   
7 5
Cloudy fore noon & aftern also, but not much rain. mrs Town & I went to mr Dexters, Drank Tea there. mr Town was gone to take care of Sheribis Colte.   

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.