Martha Ballard's Diary, June 19 - 27, 1805

19 4
Clear morn, Shower the middle of the day. I have taken Down my bed slead to Clean it of bugs, Skolt ye Sealing and washt the floor. Le faett is gone to Saml Pierces. at home.  
20 5
Clear. I have been at home. Old mrss Dunpha here. I gave her Some Old Cloaths for the Childn of her Dagt who is disceased. Dagt Ballard went to Visit mrs Wiman. at home.  
21 6
Clear. I have been at home. Jona & wife went to Son Pollards. Son Cyrus Came here. I am informd that A man by ye name of Dunppha is Apprehended for abuseing his wife. the widdow Gelchel has been So imprudent as to liv with him Since. I have boild my Soap ys day. at home. Cyrus Came here at 2h pm. Dunpha Commited to Jail.  
22 7
Clear. Cyrus Sett out for nr Pullins this aftern. Jonas wife Came home falagued both in Boddy & mind, her her [sic] Sister Getchel was apprehended and brot down for Tryal before Justice North. Shee was not found guilty on Tryal. at home. mrs Getchel was apprehended.  
23 1
Clear. I have felt unwell, did not attend worship, my husband did. mrs Getchel Calld here on her way home. at home. Marriage mr Stackp to M. Babcock.  
24 2
Clear. I have been at home. mr Ballard Sheard a Sheep which belonged to Son Pollard. Saml Babcock ye 3d Sleep here.   
25 3
Clear. I have been mending Cloaths for Son Cyrus. mrs Badcock & Pierce, Dagt Ballard & mr Cone took Tea with me. at home. I lransplanted musk Mellions.  
26 4
Clear. I have mend a pair Trousers for Cyrus. mr Ballard made a forem and Sett up A Leach. little Saml is some better. mrs Pierce has done her washing here. at home. mrs Pierce did her washing here.  
27 5
Clear. I have Cleand my Sellar, drew Lee and have got Soap after many attempts. mr Ballard has done Surveying and got hoops for tubs and Casks &C, &C. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.