Martha Ballard's Diary, July 11 - 15, 1796

11 2
Cloudy, Some rain by Day, aplenty at night. I Churnd and made a Chees and wint to Son Lambarts, my Dagt not very well. I tarried all night. Ephm Came home with my hors, he Sleeps here. at Son Lambarts.  
12 3
Cloudy morn. I Came home and went into the gardin, Sett Beets. Betsy went to try her goun on. mr Moses White applied to me to assist his wife Some future day. mr Ballard and Cyrus are gone to Coart, Ebinz haying. at Ditoes.  
13 4
Clear. I have been at home. Dagt Town Came here forenn, my other Dagts aftern mr Gill and his wife Dind with me. mr Ballard and Cyrus at Coart. mrs Page, Dingley and mrs Blunt were aded to my Compy to Tea. Son and Dagt Town and mrs Blunt Sleep here. a very warm night. at home, had Compy.  
14 5
Clear and warm. mr Ballard and Cyrus went to Coart. Dagt Town and mrs Blunt went from here. I have workt in my Gardin and Endevourd to make my milk pans Sweet. Ebenz been haying, Betsy helpt do hous work and pikt wool. mrs Blunt left 6 lb flour with me. at home. I gatherd 4 quarts String Beens in my Door yard.  
15 6
Cloudy, Some rain. I was at Sons Pollards & Lambarts, met with Something disagreeable from Sally Cocks which took the Comfort of my visit away. I Came home, Slept but little. at my Son Pollards & Lambarts.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.