Martha Ballard's Diary, June 14 - 20, 1791

14 3
Clear. I was Calld at 2 h morn to See mr Blacks infant who is unwell, it was a little revivd before I arivd. I gave it a Syrrup of mullin which gave it relief. I went from there, Dind at mr Joness. Calld at mr Savages & mr Craggs, his little Dagt is not so well as usual. I receivd a letter of may 23 by Esqr Cony from Sist Waters, informing they are well. at mr Blaks & other Neigbrs. receivda letter from Sist Waters of may 23.  
15 4
Clear. I have workt in my Gardin. mr Ballard & Sons workt on ye road. Hannah put a web into ye Loome. been at home.  
16 5
Clear. I have been at home, wed gardin. mrs Hannah Rockwood here. mr Ballard & Sons workt on ye roade. at home.  
17 6
Clear morn, fine Showers aftern. I Sett Cucumbers & mellon plants. mr Ballard got French Turnips and Sett. mrs Kennady here. at home, Sett plants.  
18 7
Clear. I have been at home, made 13 dzn of Candles. Cyrus run 18 Spoons. mr Ballard makeing Planns of Unity. Thos Smiley Dind here. we Sett Cabbage & Turnip Plants. at home, made Candles.  
19 B
Cloudy morn, began to rain at 10 h morn. mr Ballard, my Self & Cyrus attended public worship. the Revd mr Little of Wells performd. I Dind at mr Pollards. thee text foren was Luke 10-20, but rather rejoice that your names are written in Heaven. aftern ye 12 verse, one thing is needfull. at meeting. Revd mr Little Performd. 
20 2
Clear. I was Cleaning ye Door way for Setting plants. Ephm was Choping & a Chip Struck my face, which hurt me much. I applyd Camphr. mrs Davenport here, Shee & I went to mr Livermores, mr Ballard & ye Girls there allso to Tea; mr Fields & wife, mr Norcross & mrs Hodskins & mr B. Livermr, & Jona Devenport. at mr Livermors. mrs Devenport & others there.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.