Martha Ballard's Diary, July 18 - 22, 1795

18 7
Clear and very warm. Polly workt for her Self, Sally made a hat for her. I was Calld to See Son Jonas inft, it Seems to have a Suden Cold. I gave her Rhubarb for it. mrss Kimbal there on a visit. my Side was in Shech pain I found it Dificult to wride. I Calld to See my Dagts, they were well as usual. mr Ballard returnd. Polly went to Son Pollards. at Son Jonas & my Dagts.  
19 D
Clear & very warm. I attended worship aftrn. mr [no entry] of winslow performd. his Discoarse was in vindication of a Teacher being Sent from God. I Calld to See Wilm Kenadys wife who has Cut her foot, Doct Cony there, Says her toe must be taken of. Ephm went to Jonas, finds them better. At meeting, at mr Kenadys. Augusts Ballard here.  
20 2
Clear and very warm morn. I feel a little more Comfortable, have been at home. my Dagt Lambart here, Sally went home with her. Shee wrode our hors. at home. Dagt Lambt here.  
21 3
Clear and warm. I have been at home, the wido Savage Came to See me, tarries all night. it is the first time I have Seen her to Converse with her Since her husbands Death. at home. thee wido Savage Sleeps here.  
22 4
Clear and warm. mrs Savage left here after Breakfast. I workt Some in my Gardin, went aftern to See mrs Gill, find her Some better; to mrs Burtuns to See her inft, find it teething and attended with Some feaver. Calld at Son Pollards & Lambards, all well. at ms Burtuns and other Neigbrs.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.