Martha Ballard's Diary, June 5 - 10, 1792

5 3
Cloudy & Some rain. I workt in my Gardin, mr Ballard makeing Plann of his Survey. Hannah went to her Brothers at Evng. at home.  
6 4
Clear foren, Cloudy & misty Evng. mr Ballard is Gone to Pownalboro. I have been weading Gardin, and went to See mrs Livermore; find her Comfortable. Hannah washt the West roome floore. at mr Livermores.  
7 5
Birth EnenZ Church Dagt. XX.
A Cloudy, rainy Day. I have been knitting. Ephm trod on a board in which was a nale, & lambd him Self. I wrote to Bror Collins, to Send by mr Burtun. I was Calld at 8h Evn by EbenZ Church to See his wife who was in Labour. her Child was Born (& not alive), before my arival, but Shee was in Dangerous Circumstance. at EbenZ Churches. Birth 23d
8 6
Cloudy morn, Clear aftern. I relievd my Patient at 4h morn & left her Comfortable. Came home at 10h, receivd 6/ as a reward. went to Bed & Slept. mrs Dorcis Pollard & Dagt Dolly here. Son Town Sleeps here, his famely are well; his Sistmc Causland is Low. at Ditoes. mrs Dorcas Pollard & my Dagt Dolly here.  
9 7
Clear & hott. Esqr Wesson took Breakft here & took a Coppy of a Plann. mr Town Left here homewd bound. mr Ballard returnd from Coart. at home. I have been at home.  
10 G
Clear, pleast day. my Son Jona & wife & little Son here; Ephm brot ym by water & returnd home with them, Cyrus & Dolly were at home allso. my Dagts went to mr Livermores after Tea with lheir Bror & Sistr. I have been at home. at home. my Childn here. Phins[Pains] Dagt Born.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.