Martha Ballard's Diary, July 17 - 23, 1790

17 7
A rainy Day. mrs Page and Dagt here till near night when it Ceast raining & they went to mr Shaws at the hook, and I houghd the plants before the door. at home.  
18 C
Clear. mrs Page Calld here, has left her Dagt at mr Shaws. old mr Pitts Drank Tea here. at home.  
19 2
Cloudy, rain aftn. I wed gardin till aftern, then went to see Polly Savages Child, it is Burnt. mr Ballard is gone to the hook Doct Coneys. William Haywood Sleeps here. at mr Savages.  
20 3
Clear. Danl Robbins took Breakfast. mr Dexter Dind here. I have wed gardin & Sett Plants all Day; feel very weary. Juet Foster workt here. at home.  
21 4
Clear. I wed gardin & went to See Georg Chamberlin; left him Some tinckture of aloes. mrs Savage there. Shee Calld here. mr Ballard been with the Committee on the road. Foster here to work ys Day. at mr Chamberlins. there was a Shower in ye night.  
22 5
Clear. Foster went from here this morn. I have workt in ye Garden all Day. mr Ballard is gone to mr Pages ys aftern. at home. Sett Plants.  
23 6
Clear & hott. I workt in my Gardin. Clarrissa Barton Came here ys foren. mr Lanhister Dind here. mr Ballard went to the hook. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.