Martha Ballard's Diary, July 2 - 6, 1801

2 5
Clear morn, Showers with thunder aftern. mrss Selvester Dind here and went to her Son Damerins at the hook aftn. I have been at home, Sett plants. Ephm Sleeps here. the Coart hous was partly raised this aftern. at home. hear yt mr Knowland Broke his Legg.  
3 6
Clear and very warm. I workt in my Gardn till 11 O Clock. I then drest my self and went to Lecter, Sister Barton went with me. Shee and I took Tea at mr Craggs. we went in to see mrss Hamlin, Shee had fitts yesterday. at Lecter and other places.  
4 7
Clear and very warm. Son & Dagt Lambd, allin & Barna Came here Early ys morn, took Breakfast. Dagt Ballard and Childn to Tea, Gidion Braly allso. we are informd of the death of Bulah & Grifin, Persons of Coulor. I had a turn of faintness after my Childn left here. at home, part of my Childn here. I had a faint turn at Evng. Deaths.  
5 1
Clear till near night when it raind. I went to meeting, it was Communion. we had as full a meeting as I have Seen lately. Ephm went to son Lambd s after meeting, Allin went home with him. Saml Trask took Tea here. I was informd that Old Lady Coutch was disceased. Esqr John Davis & his Bride were at meeting. Hains Learned here at evng. at meeting, Sacrament day. interment of Old mrs Coutch. Esq Davis & Bride at meeting.  
6 2
Clear and warm. I have helpt wash and do the hous work, mend some. went to my Sons aftern, took Care of the Babe and Billy while Shee went down to the Settlement. at my Sons. I wrote to Bror Jon a

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.