Martha Ballard's Diary, June 11 - 15, 1792

11 2
Clear & warm. I have been at home, workt in my Gardin Some. Spent Some time Seeking my Turkeys & knitt Some. Hannah washt, mr Ballard went to mr Craggs. at home.  
12 3
Clear & warm. I workt in my Gardin fornn, felt much over Come and laid on ye Bed Some time. mr Ballard & Ephm are weading our Corn, began this morn. mrs Woodward here, Hannah Wall was with her. at home. mrs Woodwd here.  
13 4
Clear, ye wind Southerly. Shuball Pitts & Wm Haywood here. mr Ballard & Ephm weading Corn. I have been at home, kniting & workt Some in my Gardin. Polly Livermore here, informs me her mammy fell thro ye floor & hurt her Self. Ephm is gone this Evng to mr Waids after Eels. at home.  
14 5
Clear till near night when we had A light Shour. mr Shepherd here, gave me an invitation to go and See his Lady tomorrow. I have been at home, finisht kniting Dagt Towns hoes & Doubled yarn for Dolly a pair, wed Gardin a little, &C. mr Ballard & Ephm been Houghing Corn. at home.  
15 6
Clear & pleast. mr Ballard been Surveying hous Lotts at ye hook. he bot 1/2 Barl Beef of mr Devenp. I went to mr Shepherds, returnd & found Son Jon a & his wife & Son, mr Haywood & Sister & P. Bisbe & my Dagt Dolly here. ye Girls Sleep here. I Twisted yarn for Dolly a pair of hoes & began to knitt them. at mr Shepherds. we had Company here.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.