Martha Ballard's Diary, July 23 - 28, 1793

23 3
Clear & very warm. I went to the hook Stores on Business forenn. mrss Hamlin Came here, her Husband & mrs Olliv Came at Evn, they took Tea & returnd home. at the hook. mrs Hamlin here. Sally Cox 18 yr
24 4
Clear. I have been at home. mr Ballard went to Survey a pice of Land for Doct Colman which he purchast of mr Pollard. Dolly went to Son Pollds. at home. Cyrus Sleeps here.  
25 5
Clear & fine air. mr Ballard mowing. I have been at home. Cyrus here at night. at home.  
26 6
Clear. mr Livermore here this morn, threatend giting a warrent for me because I had my Turkeys put up. he Claimd them as his, accused me with Steating one of his last year. his wife Came here afterwards & Declard Shee Saw Some of my famely Drive her Turkey from here, which I find was a mistake or falshood as Every one of us Say we did not. Shee Came into our house & had a long Conversation, two much to write. Thos Henkleys wife & her Sister made me a visit. Sally fletcher & Jane Welch here. Dolly Cut Each of them a Goun. at home, had Company.  
27 7
Clear. Ephm & Dolly went to winslow. mr Ballard to Survey hous Lotts for mr Vauhn. I went to See Phebe Hinkley, find her Sore is giting better. Calld to See mrs Parker, Shee is more Comfortable. at mr Hinkleys & mr Parkers.  
28 F
Clear. we left the house alone and attinded worship at ye Academy, found Some Beef put into a window when we returnd. mr Jotham Sewell and my Son Jona here after meeting. at meeting at the hook.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.