Martha Ballard's Diary, June 28 - July 7, 1805

28 6
Clear. I have washt and persued my Soap worke. I feel Some what falagued. mrs Pierce here Sewing for Dagt Ballard. at home.  
29 7
Clear. I have Done my ironing and almost Compleated my Soap makeing. my husband has been to Son Lambards, they are wel as usual. at home.  
30 1
Clear. I have been at home, feel not so wel as I Could wish. my husband went to meeting. John Pierce, Jona B. Junr & William to N. Parish. at home.  
1 2
Clear. I have been Sewing Coverled raggs. mrs Wiman here, I paid her 1/6 for Spining. mrs Pierce here, Sised a web. at home.  
2 3
Clear. I have been at home, feel feeble. Betsy Andrews here Sewing for Jonas wf. mr Ballard been houghing Potatoes. at home.  
3 4
Clear. I have been at home. I did some washing. mr Ballard went to Son Lambd. at home.  
4 5
Clear and very warm. mr Ballard been to thee Crotch of ye roads to hear an Oration Deliverd. returnd to Jonses, walkt in procescion with ye Federals. he returnd home at 10h Evn. Dagt Ballard & I took Tea at mr Pierces. at mr Pierces.  
5 6
Clear and warm. Son Ephms wife Dind here. mr Ballard and I went to Lecture. I went home with Dagt Lambd, her Babe is very much aflicted with a humer. I Calld at Capt Williams. at Lectur & Son Lambds.  
6 7
Clear & warm. I have been at Son Lambd. A mrs Edwards there, Shee and I Sewd for my Dagt. mrs Savage Came to See us. at Son Lambds.  
7 1
Clear and warm. I went to meeting, Son Lambd Conducted me in his Shais. the Sacrament administred to ye Church and Baptism to the infant of James Williams, ye name Loes W.. my husband and I at Son Ephms at intermition. at Ditoes & at meeting. Communion Day.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.