Martha Ballard's Diary, July 5 - 9, 1795

5 D
Clear and Pleast, not So warm as Some days past. mr Ballard, Ephm & Sally went to meeting at the fort. Cyrus Came home and went aftern. I have not felt So well as I Could wish. Augusts Ballard tarries here. at home. mr Savage and wife Sleep here.  
6 2
Clear. mr Stone & Child Calld here . mr Ballard Sett out for Pownalboro Coart, he is on ye Grand Jury. Dagt Pollard here with her Dear little Dagt. Shee, with Sally and Patty, went to mr Pages for Strauberies, mrss Hodges allso. mr Town and Pollard here, Conducted them home. at home. Dagt Pollard here. mr Ballard to Coart.  
7 3
Clear. I have houghd my things by ye house and my Gardin this Day, feel Some falagud. Ezra Town Came here at Evn. Betsy Page was here. at home. Ezra Town Sleeps here.  
8 4
Clear. I have houghd my W Squash & wound quills for Patty Easty. mr Fuller and Ezra Town took Breakfast here. Ephm went up with him to ye fort, Brot me a Letter from Sister Waters of June 19th. Shee and famely were well. at home. Ezra went home. receivd a Letter fromSist Waters of June 19th
9 5
Clear. I have filld quills & Cleand the Store doore, remoovd as much Dirt and old ashes as 12 BuShels, put it about my Cumbers and Mellons which were planted in Chipy Ground. Sally went to Capt F Browns, Bot me 2 lb Cottne 5/, to mr Mdcalfs bot 1_ yd ribband /9. I was So falagud ys night I did not rest well. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.