Martha Ballard's Diary, July 10 - 15, 1791

10 B
Clear. Jona watcht with mr Page, Came here & went to Bed. mr Ballard returnd. he, Ephm & the Girls went to meeting by water. I wrode aftern. mr Judson Dis Coarst from 2 Timothy 4 C 7 & 8 verse. the mr Livermores here at Evng. I attended worship aftern
11 2
Clear & very warm. I gatherd String Beens for Dinner, we had Veall from mr Pollards. mr Ballard went to Jonas, Cyrus to Cobbecy. I went to See mrs Livermore, Shee is not so well as Shee has been of late. we Cleand our Well ys day. I was at mr Livermores.  
12 3
Clear & very warm. mr Ballard & Ephm gone to Rafft Boards & take to the hook for mr Stanley. mr Cottle paid me 3/4 in Coffee, which Sattisfies me, for attending his wife April 27th. mr Livermore made me a prest of a quarter of lamb. mrs White, mr Mc Causland & his wife here. Son Towns famely well. at home, had Compy. we used ye last water our well aforded this Day. mr Ballard & Epm gone up after a rafft which paid of Coming out of ye Crick the morn tide.  
13 4
Clear foren, a Shower aftern, Some haill here; a Considerable Damage Done by it at ye fort. mr Ballard got his Boards Down & paid mr Stanley what was Due to him from us and Cyrus. I have been at home. mr Livermore got in part of his Hay. at home. a Shower.  
14 5
Clear & hott Except a Shower. mr Ballard is gone to Pownalboro. I have houghd gardin Some. thee girls washt, Cyrus & Ephm helpt mr Livermore about his Hay. at home. there was a light Shower.  
15 6
Cloudy morn, Clear & very hott from noon to 3 when we had a very heavy Shower & hard thunder. mrs Welch helping Dolly Draw a piece of Huckaback. Cyrus Crosst ye river with ye heffer. at home, houghd gardin forenoon.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.