Martha Ballard's Diary, June 3 - 6, 1789

3 4
Clear & Cool. I have been at home, wrote to Broth Collins & Sist Barton & Dagt Hannah. Jona brot home Cod fish. at home. wrote Letters.  
4 5
Clear. I have been at home. mrs Hamlin here. I wrote to Sister Waters. Joseph Town Dind here, mr Ezekiel Page also. I receivd a Letter from Parthena which informs that Dagt is gitting better. Cyrus went to Doct Coneys for medicin for her. at home. wrote to Sist Sally.  
5 6
Clear. Jona went on board Capt Getchel in Compy wh mr Burton, Bound for Boston. mr Learned here. I went to the hook & mr Waids, receivd 6/ of him for attending his wife in travil April 4. I am very unwell Since I returnd. I went to ye hook.  
6 7
rain ys morn, Cleard off & was very warm. Luke Barton & John Heartford here, took Breakfst. I Sent some Bisquit, Veal, Codfish, Eggs, apples, Candles, an Earthen pott & Chamr Pott, & 1 Gal Molases. we Boild yn & Breued ys Day. mr Learned & John Bragg Dind here. Dolly Carried Polly Savage a pair of Cloath Shoes. I have been at home. mr Hodges brot me 1 lb Cotten which was due to me for an Extract.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.