Martha Ballard's Diary, July 21 - 27, 1791

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.  
22 6
Cloudy & Some rain. I have been mending old garments. mrs Welch was here. mr Ballard & Ephm went to Seek our Cannoe, found it and brot it home, Brot 28 lb pork allso. at home.  
23 7
Cloudy morn, Clear & hott middle of ye Day, Cloudy & Litning Evng. I have not been So well as I Could wish. mr Fields has kept our young horses pounded ever Since monday morn. at home.  
24 B
Clear & very warm. mr Ballard & Ephm attended public worship. we had a Shower after meeting. John Gardner & Arther Lithgo Esqrs Calld here. at home.  
25 2
Clear & warm Except a Light Shower. mrs Lidia White & mrs Rockwood here. mr Ballard brot our flax from mr Joness. Cyrus [Crd] Jonathans Saw here & went to Pitts town to mill. Leut Pollard here, informd me that mr Page went home ys day. my Girls washt. Dolly Spun Shoe Thread. at home Sewing and Knitting. Ephm went to School.  
26 3
Clear. mr Ballard went to the hook to a propriators meeting. my Girls washt the Floors & Scourd ye puter. mrs Hamlin & Sally walkt here in the foren, her Husband, mr Burtun & wife & Son Came Down by water aftn, mrs Jackson & Dagt & little Son, mrs Pollard & her Supt here. I have been at home. at home, had Company.  
27 4
Clear & warm. mr Ballard went to Wiscassett, mrs Pollard & Hannah to mr Jacksons, Dolly to mr Pollards with Polly. mrs Livermore puting web into my Loome. I have been at home. Jon a to magr Smiths. at home. mr Ballard to yePointe, Hannah to mr Jacksons, Dolly to mr Pollards.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.