Martha Ballard's Diary, July 16 - 21, 1791

16 7
Cloudy morn, the Sun Shone middle of ye Day, a thunder Shower near night; a N E Storm followd. I Sett Beets & Cammomile. mr Ballard returnd from Coart. thee French man acquited, mrs Barker imiprisond for Defaming Polly Noble. Sally Cox and Son Jona Sleep here. at home. Sally Cox Sleeps here. I planted Cucumbers.  
17 B
a Storm y morn, wind N E the rain abated after we Dind, & Sally Cox went away from here. mr Ballard and Jon a only of our famely attended Public worship. the Storm Continues. I have been at home. we had Peas, the first from my gardin ys year. at home. Polly Densmore here, Says two of ye Childn are Sick. we had green Peas.  
18 2
Cloudy & rain. I Sett Cammomile roots. mrs Voce & Dagt Dind & took Coffee with us. I went to See mrs Livermore, Shee Seems very unwell. my Girls went in ys aftn, find her a little better. Cyrus brot 2 Bushel meal home from Jonses mill ys Eving. at mr Livermores. mrs Voce & Dagt here, mr James Page allso.  
19 3
Cloudy part of ye Day. I went to mr Catons. Calld at mr Pollards, Jonses, Boltons, Voces & Densmores. Came home and went to mr Shuball Hinkleys. Capt Savages Lady Came home with me & Sleeps here. Shee informd me that Sally Peirce Swore a Child on my son Jon a & he was taken with a warrent. mr Abisha Cowen is his Bonds man for appearance at Coart. a mr Catons & Hinkleys. mrs Savage here. Nathanl Norcross married to Eunice Hodskins. two [Blac ] allso.  
20 4
Clear & warm. mr Adams & Brother here. John Johnston & Jon a Dind. mr Savage & I went to mr Livermores, from there to mr Densmores; their Child unwell. at mr Livermores & Dinsmores. mrs Savage left here.  
21 5
mr Caton Sent me 6/ by my Son Cyrus. Cloudy morn, Clear & hott aftn. mr Ballard went to Magr Smiths. Cyrus Brot Jonas things Down here, hee Sleeps here. I have been at home. mrs Livermr here. at home. Jona moovd here.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.