Martha Ballard's Diary, June 18 - 22, 1803

[18] 7
Cloudy. I have put my Candles into the Sellar. I have 11 lb of those made in the winter past and 45 Dozn made this weak. I have allso Sown parsley, pink radishs, peppers. Zepporah Nudd Dind here. Lydia went to Hollowell and Came home unwell. I made her Some Cammomile tea. Hannah Pollard Sleeps here. at home, washt the north room and did various other Servises. Lydia Came home Sick. I made her herb Tea.  
19 1
Cloudy [&] some rain. mr Ballard only of our famely to meeting. Dagt Ballard Supt here. at home.  
20 2
Clear and Cool. mr Ballard been to mend the meddow fence. I was So unwell foren I did not Sett up but little. I went aftern to my Sons to See Martha, Shee has had a Sick night but Seems better now. at my Sons. lheir Babe is unwell.  
21 3
Clear. I have workt in my Gardin, Sett squashes & Cucumbers. mr Ballard been to the Settlement, Cyrus to Hallowell. Son Jona, his wife, Le faett & martha to Sydney. Lydia washt but shee is very lambe in one legg. Son Ephm & Lathrop Came home from doing mr Williamss work. at home.  
22 4
Clear Except a Sprinkling of rain. I have knitt Some & workt in my Gardin. Planted Cucumbers, Sowd peas, houghd Beens &C. mrss Farewell Calld here. mr Ballard began to wead his Corn. Jack wrode hors to Plough. at home. mrs Farewell here.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.