Martha Ballard's Diary, August 11 - 17, 1796

11 5
Clear. Dagt Lambart Came here, brot her inft in her arms. it is wonderfull to See her So well. mr Ballard & Ebenz went to See the meeting house at the hook raisd. I have been at home. at home. Dagt Lambt here.  
12 6
Clear and very warm. mr Gill, his wife & infant here, mrs Carter allso. Dagt Lambart went home. Son Ephm been here pulling flax ys Day. Jerusha Capin been here with my Dagt. mr Ballard Sett out for Penobscott. at home. Dagt Lambart went home. mr Ballard [Sett] out to Penobscott.  
13 7
Clear. I have been at home, had a great Deal of work to do, have no help. Ephm & Ebenz finisht pulling our flax. at home.  
14 B
Clear. I was Calld to See Capt Littlefields infant who is afflicted with a rupture. I recommended the application of Brandy to ye part affected. they inform me that [Jo] Page Says it must be opined, which I Should think improper from present appearance. Son Ephm Sleeps here. at Capt Littlefields to See his infant. Ebenz went to Monmoth. Cyrus Came home.  
15 2
Clear. mr Wickson here, he and EbenZ & Son Ephm Reapt our wheat & Stord it in the Barn. my son Sleeps here. I have been at home, feel much fatagud with my work. at home.  
16 3
Clear. I have been at home. Scholt my Bed rooms & Bed Steads. Pally is not returnd yet. Jabis Clough & wife here. at home.  
17 4
Clear. mr Binjamin here for a Lamb of Son Jon as ys morn. I went to Son Lambarts & mr Pilsburys, he is very Sick. I Calld at Son Pollards, they are as well as usual. John Braly brot Patty here. an mr Pillsburys & my Sons Pollards & Lambarts.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.