Martha Ballard's Diary, August 24 - 30, 1795

24 2
Clear Except a Shower. mr Benjamin Calld me to See his Child, it Expird at 4h pm before that I reacht there. mrss Mosier and my Self Put on the grave Cloaths and I Came away. Calld to See mr Burtuns Child, it is mending. I Calld on my Dagts and mr Gill as I went. the Latter is unwell. mr Ballard been to mr Whites and to a Parrish Meeting. at mr Benjamins, his Child Expird this afternoon.  
25 3
Clear and very warm. I have been at home Doing house work. Sally washt Cloaths & floors. at home. Son Town Sleeps here.  
26 4
Clear and warm. mr Stone, mrss Capin and my Dagts Dind here. mr Capins, Sons Pollard & Lambart here to Tea. mr Ballard Sett out for Winslow. at home, had Company.  
27 5
Clear. I have been at home, Did the house work, took Care of my pickles, put them into Vinagar; drove Densmors Swine out of the Corn and mended the fence. Sally is Come to work for Dagt Pollard. Ephm been to See mr Voces Store raisd. at home. mended fence.  
28 6
Clear. I have been at home Doing hous work. at home.  
29 7
Clear. I have been at home. mr Ballard Came home, Son Town Sleeps here, Sally Cocks Sett out to go to her Dads. Shee Slept at mr Ezekl Pages. at home.  
30 D
Clear and very warm. I went to meeting after n. mr Stone gave his answer, he accept s our invitation. Cyrus Came home after meeting. mrs Hodges and Patty Easty here. at meeting. mr Stone gave his answer.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.