Martha Ballard's Diary, July 15 - 19, 1792

15 G
Clear. mr Ballard, my Self & Ephm attended Public worship all Day, my Son Cyrus aftern. mr Smith Discourst from 1st John v Ch 10 vers in ye morn; Aftn fm Proverbs 1st 29th. mr Livermr here at Evn, Drank Tea. Dolly tarries here ys night. at meeting. Wm Briggs & Nabby Fuller Publisht ye 2nd Time.  
16 2
rainy. my Son Jona & mr Savage here on their way to Pownalboro. Cyrus went to ye hook, Bot 1 quart & 1/4 W E Rhum, 2lb Sugar, 1 Tea Pott, 1 Bowl. mr Eustiss, Hamlin, Burtun & yr wives & Sisters here; Drank Tea. Hannah Rockwood hurt her foot going to ye river, was brot back & tarries here ys night. at home, had Company. H. Rockwd Spraint her foot & tarries here ys night. 
17 3
rainy. S. Jewet Foster here, his inft is mending. he, my Son Cyrus & mrs Rockwd Dind here. mr Daws Sent me 6/ as a reward for assisting his Lady in Labour June 17th. mrs Rockwd went home on hors Back, Cyrus & Hannah in Company. Hannah went to See her other Brother, all well there. at home.  
18 4
Clear & hott. Isaac Savage workt here. mr Ballard & he mowing. my Son Cyrus went to winslow, Ephm to Pittstn with mr Densmores Son. mrs Livermr here, gave me a piece of Lamb. I have been at home, knitt Some. at home.  
19 5
Clear & hott. Ephm went to his Brors, Brot me Some Cherries. Sally & her Babe Came here aftern. 2 mr Leightons Came to mow at noon. I have been at home. Dolly here, tarries ys night. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.