Martha Ballard's Diary, August 18 - 21, 1796
Clear and very warm. I have been at home. Patty washt. Son Jona,
his wife, Dagt Pollard, her Childn & Polly Hodges Dind here;
Son & Dagt Lambt aded, to take Tea. they have been to the
hook and went home. my Dagts Pollard & Ballard with their
Childn Sleep here. John Braly left here after he had taken Breakfast.
EbenZ got in part of the flax.
at home, my Childn here.
Clear and very warm. the widdo Savage Dind here, Son Pollard and
Jona allso. they Conducted their wives &
Childn home. Jessy Bullin here inpertuning Patty Easty to go and
work for his Marm. may Divine goodness direct me to Some one
Sutable to assist me in my business.
Clear and warm. I Did matters about house foren, Sett out at 11h
morn in Persuit of help in my houshold business, and Spining.
went as far as mrss Daviss but find no encouragement.
returnd home at Evng. feel Some fatagud. I bot of moses Sewall
4 yds black ribbond @ /10 pr yd, 3/4, 1 yd _ @ /7
/10_, 2 Skeins Silk @ /4_ /9d, and piece Tape @ 1/1
one Do @ /9; total 6/9:_.
at mrss Daviss and other [housen] below
Clear and very warm. I attended worship at the fort. Peter Parkers
youngest Child Bapiesed by the name of John Ruggles.
I Calld at Son Lambarts, they are as well as they have been.
the Babe is relaxt yett. I was Calld to mr Robbins
at meeting, Son Lambts [&]
Source: www.doHistory.org. Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.