Martha Ballard's Diary, July 25 - August 3, 1789

25 7
Clear & Cool. mr Learned & Son Dind. mrs Hardin & Clarrissa Drank Tea here. James Wall wounded Cyrus in ye fore head with a Club. I went to mr Savages to take Care of him. I was at Savages.  
26 D
Clear. I was at home. we Dind on Pork & String Beans. mr Burtun & wife here. the Girls went to Nr Hamlins. I was at home.  
27 2
Clear. I went as far as mr Westons. Calld at other Neighs, find ym well. had 1/4 lb Snuff of mrs Weston & a pair of Cards of mr Blak. I was at Westons, mr [Fosters], &C, &C.  
28 3
Clear & very warm. ye Girls Spinng & I was at home kniting. D. Bolton & Wall here this night. Cyrus Bot 15-1/2 lb of Lamb & Jona 8-1/4 of Butter this Day. I was at home.  
29 4
Clear. I went to mr Hamlins. mr Bld went to mr Danl Stephenss Surveying. I was at Hamlins.  
30 5
Clear. Cyrus waited on his Sisters & Parthena to mr Bullins. I have been at home. mrs Gorden here. I have [been] at home.  
31 6
Cloudy all Day. Manly finisht houghing ye 3d time. I have been at home. mrs Edson was here. I have b[ ] at home.  
1 7
Cloudy. I have been at home, finisht kniting Hannahs Stockings. Saml Dicky Came to work for Jona. at home.  
2 D
Cloudy & a Sprinkling of rain. mr Parker preacht in ys Town. I Did not attend my Self. I had String Beans, ye first we have had from our garden. at home.  
3 2
Cloudy & Showers. mrs Chamberln & Sally Bolton here. I have been at home, Twisted Cyruss Cotten yn & Began him a Stocken. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.