Martha Ballard's Diary, August 5 - 9, 1792

5 G
Clear. mr Ballard, my Self & Lucy Pettie, Ephm & Polly attended worship, Cyrus aftern. mr Frisby off Ipswich performed. Spoke foren from Acts 17th 30:31, aftern fm Matth 11th 30th. mrs Baxter Left here at Evn. Colo Sewall had a Child Baptisd by ye name of Meriah, mr Capin one namd Charlotta, mr Livermr one by ye name off Alpheus. mr Abrm Pages Childn & one of mrmc Masters Baptisd at Evn at mrmc Masters. mr Livermr here. at meeting. mr Frisby Performd.  
6 2
Clear till near night when we had a little rain for which we ought to giv thanks. mr Ballard Sett out for Unity. my Dagt Hannah is 23 years old ys Day. I have gatherd part of my Cammomile. at home.  
7 3
Clear & very warm. I was Calld to See mr Andrewss inft, who is very Sick with ye thrush. I tarried all night, had not much rest. I was at Jonas, mrs Swanton there. at mr Andwss
8 4
Clear & very warm. I returnd home at 1h PM, was not able to Sett up till near night. Left ye inft a little Easier. find my Dagt washing. Dolly & Sally Densmr here. at Ditoes.  
9 5
Clear & hott. I have been at home. Dolly Sleeps here ys night. Esq Coneys Dagts here. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.