Martha Ballard's Diary, August 5 - 13, 1793

5 2
Clear Except a light Shower. mr Ballard went aftern to Do Surveying for mr Vauhn. I went as far as mr Sheperds, Bot 2 lb Sugar @ /10, 1 Chip hat @ /9; to Doct Colmans, bt 1 oz Senna, Do manna @ 1/ pr oz, 1 oz annis Seed /4, 1/2 oz pink root /4_; at mr Livermores, bt 1 Skein Sewing Silk /4. at the Stores below here. Calld to See the mrss Dumers & mrs Norcross.  
6 3
A fine rain. mr Ballard fixing out for the meddow. I have been at home. Dolly made a hatt for Patty Town & Put in a Shurting web. at home. Hannah is 24 ys old ys Day.  
7 4
Clear & very warm. I pulld flax. mr Ballard & Ephm went to the meddow, Dolly weaving, Sally washt. Dolly Conductd Patty part of the way home. at home, pulld flax.  
8 5
Clear & warm. I have been So unwell that I have kept my bed the most of the Day. Cyrus working for mr Capin, the Girls weaving. at home, unwell.  
9 6
Clear & very warm. I was Calld to See Wilm Hewins wife   
10 7
at 12/o Clock. Shee was very unwell. I tarryd till ye   
11 T
12th when I left her more Comfortable & Came home. at mr Hewins three Days. mr Sualls Childwas interd.  
12 2
Clear & very warm. mr Ballard is gone to ye meddow, Epm allso. Dolly went to Capt FilleBrowns. Sally is gone to her Dads. I was at Deacon Conys, they are well; gave me Some Apples. Cyrus informs me that Son Jonas Son is better, has had a Number of Larg worms past from him after takeing the Pink root & Senna after it. at mr Hewuns.  
13 3
Clear. I went to mr Densmores and Livermores with mrs Cumings. Sally Came home. at D & L mores.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.