Martha Ballard's Diary, July 18 - 24, 1789

18 7
Clear, Hi wind. I was very unwell. mr Reed & wife here ys morn before I rose. they went to Doct Coneys. Jona killd the Calf. we lent mr Pollard 15-2/1 lb, mr Savage 5 lb, mr Hamlin 3-2/1. I was at home.  
19 D
Clear. my famely attended worship Except my Self & Cyrus. mr Learned & famely arivd here from oxford a 2h PM. mr Burton & wife & Tommy Haywood took Tea here. I was at home. mr Learned & famely here.  
20 2
Clear morn, a Shower aftern. mrs Hamlin here & mr Learneds famely. I have been at home. I was at home. mrs Porter here.  
21 3
Clear & warm. Leut Learned and his famely left here for Livermore, he had our hors. Gillbreath here. I have been to mr Savages.  
22 4
X. Birth John Churches Dagt. XX.
Clear. I was Calld to mrs Church ye 5th h Morn. Shee was Safe Delivrd at 2h 30 PM. I left mother & Dagt Cleverly & returnd at 4. Echabod Pitts Came there for me but I Could not Leave my Patient. William Haywood here, brot Letters from Dagt Town which informs Shee is able to walk & has been to their field yesterdy. I was at mr Churches. Echabod Pittss wife Delivrd of a Son ys Evn by mrs Marsh. 
23 5
Clear. I have been at home. Jona Bot a Barl Pork. Wilm Haywood left here. David Learned & EbenZr Sleep here, Danl Robbins & another man allso. I was at home. it has been very hott.  
24 6
Clear & hott. Leut Learned Came here, took Breakfast then went & Loaded his goods. David Drove the teem & he & Son went to Capt Grants. I have been at home. Clarrissa here.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.