Martha Ballard's Diary, June 15 - 23, 1802

15 3
Clear. I have been not very well but went to my Sons to See Sally, Shee is unwell. at my Sons.  
16 4
Clear. Hannah Ballard was brot home from mr Saunderss where Shee was Sick all night. I went to See her and workt Some in my Gardin. aT Ditoes.  
17 5
Clear. I have been So unwell that I Could Sett up but little, but houghd part of my Beens. Salmon Rockwood Dind here. at home, unwell.  
18 6
Clear part of ys day, a light Shower aftern. Sally Towl went from here, we paid her 6/3 pence for two weaks work. Son Jon a dind, he & wife, Billy, Jason Pierce, Hannah & Sally Pollard took Tea here. at home. workt Some in my Gd n.  
19 7
Clear. I have been very unwell till 3:O Clock aftern, but I have done the work of ye hous. my Grand Childn went to my Sons aftern. mr Ballard been Surveying road on that which leads from mr Westons to Winthrop. at home, very unwell.  
20 1
Showers forenn. my famely went to meeting, all Except my Self. I had a Severe pain in my Stomach. Clarissa Stone Came here about noon, Shee is going to work for me. 5 of Son Jon as Childn, 2 of Pollards, Allin Lambd & Luke Barton here at Evng. at home. Clarrissa Stone Came here. 8 of my G. Childn here.  
21 2
Clear. mr Ballard is unwell, has a pain in his back. I have workt Some in my Gardin, had my pain fore n and at night. mrs Farewell & Son & dagt Ballard took Tea here. at home, mrs Farewell here.  
22 3
Clear part of ye day, thunder & a Shower adtern. I have helpt do my hous work. Son Pollard here, made me a prest of A head and harslet of a Calf. he is not very well. Son Jona & wife & Jack Dind with us. I have had a very ill turn. at home. Clarrisa to her Fathers.  
23 4
Cloudy & Some rain. I have been at home, did Some work in my gardin altho I had a Pain in my Stomach, was very ill with it all night. at home, was Sick all night.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.