Martha Ballard's Diary, July 10 - 17, 1789

10 6
Clear. I attended Funeral of Lidia Bisbe at 2h pm. Clarrissa Barton here. mr Ballard Came home. I attended funeral of Lidia Bisbe.  
11 7
Clear. I have been at home. mrs Wall here, her Dagt went home with her. Shee has workt 6 wiaks for me, has hat, 1 Shift & a peticoat which Pays for 5 weeks work. I have been at home.  
12 D
Clear morn, rain aftern. we had no Preaching. Clarrissa Came here from mr Foots. Shee went up yesterday. Isaac & Burton returnd at 10 Evn. I was at home. Jona returnd from Boston.  
13 2
rainy. Cyrus is gone to Pitts town to asist Hannah in geting home. they arivd with mrs Burton in Company at 5 PM, inform me of ye Death of Doct Conant. our other friends in health. I have been at home. Son Town here, his wife is So well as to walk about Some. I was at home. Hannah returnd from Oxfd. Son Town here. I had Letters from Collins of June 23, & Sally of June 24th
14 3
Clear. I have been at home. Clarrisa went to mr Porters, Cyrus attended her. mr Ballard & Jona & Manly went to asist in puting up a house fraim for mr Ezekiel Page. Son Town went from here. ys Eving is very Cool. I have been at home.  
15 4
Clear, a warm Day & Cool Evng. I have been at home, feel not so well as I Could wish. mrs Hamlin & mrs Burtun here, the Latter went to hous keeping ys Day. they have a roome at mr Childss. Polly Savage here. I was at [home].  
16 5
Clear & warm. I have been tending yn to whiten. mrs Savage & Polly here, Drank Tea. I was at home.  
17 6
Clear. mr Ballard Surveying. I have been at home. Sherebiah Sleeps here. Lucy is much Better.   

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.