Martha Ballard's Diary, July 3 - 9, 1791

3 B
Clear. I walkt to meeting. Revd mr Judson performd, he Descourst foren from Jobe 1C 1V, aftn from Luke [ ]C 41 verse. I wrode from mr Densmores home, he & wife here. Jesse Bullin & Son Jona Drank Tea here. at Meeting.  
4 2
Clear. I have been at home, finisht my Dagt Towns Stockins & Began my Self a mittin. Dolly finisht weaving thee Lawn Hankerchiefs. mr Hamlin & Burtun, their wives & Childn, & Hannah Rockwood. mrs Livermore wove her own Hankerchief here. mr Ballard at Esqr Coneys ys morn, helpt mr Densmore fraiming & raising his House Fraim. at home, had Company. mr Densmores house was raisd. Independance observd.  
5 3
Clear. I have been at home, Sett Beet & Turnip plants. mr Ballard went to thee hook to Survey for Capt Smith of Washington. at home, Sett [plants].  
6 4
Clear & very warm. mr Ballard left home bound for Seven mile brook. I have been at home. Rufas Ballard Dind here. Old mr Hinkley & Capt Hersey here. my Girls alterd their hatts into Bonnits. Hannah & Parthenia went to mr Whites at Evn. at home. mr Ballard gone to 7 Mile Brook.  
7 5
Clear & very warm till Evn, when the wind Blew from ye N. a Smart Shower. my girls went to mr Bullins by water, his Sons waited on Hannah & Parthenia home. Dolly Tarries all night. Benn mrs Livermore been here, mr Sawyer for mr Ballard to Survey. at home whitening our Hand kercfs. Porter here.  
8 6
Clear & very windy. I have tend the Cloath, been at home. Parthenia wove 8 yds. Dolly is not returnd. at home.  
9 7
Clear. I tended thee Cloath & knitt. my Sons went to mr Bullins for Dolly. the girls made a Coat & Trousers for Ephm after Shee Came home. Robert Mc Causlin & his wife here, going to Winslow. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.