Martha Ballard's Diary, June 24 - 28, 1792

24 G
Clear, a Cool air. Cyrus Dind here and went to his Brors. Patty has a sore throat. mr Childs here for Borax to apply to his wives nipples, his inft has a Sore mouth. Dolly returnd from Winthp. Hannahs Hors got out off ye pasture & Shee tarried. they attended a Baptist meeting, Saw one mrs Smith Baptised. mr Baxter & mrs Dorcas Pollard Joind in Wedlock this Evng. at home.  
25 2
Clear foren, Cloudy and a Sprinkling of rain aftn. mrs Desnmr & Dolly Came here. my Dagt tarries all night. mr Ballard left home Bound to Winslow as an apriser of Land belonging to a mr Pitt, which Esqr Williams is about to Purchace. my Dagt Hanh returnd from Winthp ys Evng. at home. mr Ballard went to Winslow.  
26 3
Clear Day, a Sprinkling of rain at Evng. I went to mr Norcross & had 4 milk pans, did not pay for ym. mr Dana gave me a refues Puding pan. Suky Norcross here. I Cleand my Seller ys Day. at mr Norcross
27 4
Clear. I have been at home. mrs White here. Hannah went to mr Livermores with her. Son & Dagt Town & their oldest & youngest Dagts with them. Dolly here. at home. Son & Dagt Town Came here.  
28 5
Clear. Dolly, Son Jona, his wife & little Son Came & Dind & took Tea. mrs Densmr here. I went to acquaint mrs Livermr yt her Childn, with others they had taken into our field, were wallowing in ye grass. at mrs Livermors. my Childn here Except Cyrus.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.