Martha Ballard's Diary, June 10 - 23, 1800

10 3
Clear and warm. I have done my hous work and workt in my gardin, feel very much fatagued. Son Town Sleeps here, his famely are well. at home.  
11 4
Clear and very warm. I have done my hous work and Bakt, workt Some in my gardin. Hannah Ballard Came and helpt me. Shee washed ye Dishes, Swept the house and did Some other matters. at home.  
12 5
Clear and warm. mrs Herinton washt for me. I have workt in my gardin. I let her have 3/4 yd Cloath for a Coat for her Child. our men at Coart. at home.  
13 6
Clear. I houghd my Beens and Sett 40 french Turnips and did my hous work. mr Ballard makeing Plans & Cyrus at Coart. at home.  
14 7
Clear and a Cool air. I have workt Some in my gardin and done my hous work. mrs Parker and her 3 youngest Childn here. Polly Bolton & Sally Farewell took Tea here. mr Ballard & Cyrus at Coart. Dagt Ballard & Ephm went to Asa Pierces. at home.  
15 1
Clear. I have been at home. mr Ballard & Cyrus at meeting, Ephm at home with me. at home.  
16 2
Clear. I have been at home. Old Lady Shaw and Polly Bolton here to Tea. I have done my hous work. at home.  
17 3
Clear. I have been at home, done my hous work and Some in my gardin. Sister Pollard Dind here and went to Son Pollards aftern. Dagt Ballard went with her, Carried her daught there to go to School. at home. Sister Pollard here.  
18 4
Clear. I have been at home, Planted Potatoes and did hous work. Dagt Ballard, Betsy Cowen and Le faett took Tea with me. Son Ephm Came here at Evng. mr Ballard Surveying for Wm Briggs. at home.  
19 5
Clear. I have done my hous work, washt potatoes and put them in the Chamber to dry. mr Ballard and my sons are at Coart. Jonas wife here, Shee brot me Steued Strauberys. at home.  
20 6
Clear. I have been at home, workt in gardn. at home.  
21 7
Clear. I have been at home, went to Jonas just at night. at my Sons.  
22 1
Some rain. I have been at home. at home.  
23 2
Cloady. I was Cld to mr Dingleys to See the wife of Nethl Chase who was in Labr, her women there. at mr Chases.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.