Martha Ballard's Diary, July 26 - 31, 1798

26 5
Clear. I have been at home. Dagt Lambard and Childn & Becky Sewall here. our men all at work at Son Jonas. mr Lambard Came from Son Towns this morn, he informs yt my Dagt got Safe home and is as well as Shee has lately been. at home. Son & Dagt Lambd & Childn here.  
27 6
Clear. I have been at home till Sun Sett , was then Calld to See the wife of Isaac Stone who is Extreamly ill with the Collic. I tarried and watcht. the red pepper was what Seemd to reliev her. mr Town Conducted Dagt Pollard home, Says his wife is Comfortable. at mr Isaac Stones.  
28 7
Clear. I left mrs Stone Easy and Came to my Dagt Pollards, took Breakfast with her and Came home, wrode Son Lambard s hors. our men all at Jonas. Son & Dagt Lambt and Ephm & mrs Heartford been here. at Dito & Son Pollards.  
29 G
Clear Except a Shower. I tarrid at home, our men went to Meeting. mr Martin and Son Ephm [   ] me and dind with us after meeting.   
30 2
Clear and hot. I washt my Cloaths in one water. mrs Pikfd, P. Dingly and Nabby Livermore & 3 Densmor Girls here. at home. our men at Jonas.  
31 3
Clear Except Some Showers. I have washt my Cloaths in the 2nd water. our men at my Sons. mrs Dingly & Childn here. mr Livermore Saw my Dagt Town yestd. Shee was as well as [      ]. I Sent a bottle of Current Syrryp, a Sheet Shift & hand kerChief to my Dear Dagt Town by mr Straten. at home. at home. mrs Dingly & Childnhere.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.