Martha Ballard's Diary, August 16 - 21, 1790

16 2
Clear & pleast. mr Ballard Sett out for Unity. Hannah washt. I Did the hous work. mrs Burtun and Hannah Rockwood & Rachel Savage Drank Tea here & had green Peas to Carry home. at home.  
17 3
Clear. Hannah went to mr Blacks to help quilt a Coat. I was Cleaning the Seller this aftern. at home.  
18 4
A rainy Day. I finisht Cleaning the Seller, and knitt Some. mr Ballard returnd from Unity & went to Colo Howards on Business. mr Titcom & Calvin Ballard Dind. mr Robbins & Silva Moore Supt here. at home.  
19 5
raind till near night. mr Ballard went to the hook. mr Reeds Sister here on her way to See him. I have been at home kniting. Juet Foster Sleeps here. at home.  
20 6
Clear. I have been at home. mrs Woodwd Calld here; her famely have got thee Measels. mrs Benjamin here at Evnn. at home.  
21 7
Clear. I have been at home. mrs Woodwd here. Shee had been to Pitts Town. mr Ballard been to the hook. I have Spun & doubled & twisted thread. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.