Martha Ballard's Diary, May 11 - 18, 1806

11 1
Clear. mr Ballard & Cyrus to meeting. Heman Burr and a young man here, took Tea with us. Revd mr Stone Discoarst fm Luke 8C, 8V. at home.  
12 2
Clear. I have been very unwell this day. mrs Heartwel spent aftern here. mr Ballard been to do Surveying for Saml Cumings. Leut Wm Stones Childn here for gardin Seeds. at home, unwel.  
13 3
Clear and warm. I have been more Comfortable, done my hous work, Churned & made a Chees, and Some in my gardin. my husband Dug some of ye gardin. A mr Smith of Faett here. at home. mrs Htwl here twice. Churnd 2_ lb Butter.  
14 4
Clear part of ye day, a Shower aftern. I have workt in my gardin and done hous work. mrs Wiman here for Seeds, took Tea here. Jona Ballard Junr, Hannah, Martha and Saml Dind here. Peter Wiman had 20 Apple trees which they are to pay for. I gave Saml Some Smaller ones & Curent Shoots. at home. mrs Wiman here.  
15 5
Clear. I have Sett my Sage roots and Done other matters in my gardin, brot manure from behind ye out hous. mrs Heartwel here, informd me they have a quilting at Son Jonas ys day. at home.  
16 6
Clear and warm. Pruda Snow washt here for Dagt Ballard. I did a Little wash for my Self. our field was Ploughd ys foren. mr Ballard been down to ye Settlement, Bot _ gn Spirit, 2 lb Sugar, _ Boke Tea. at home.  
17 7
Clear. I have mended a waislcoat for Son Cyrus, made a Chees and done my hous work. mr Ballard been to the Barbers and to a Store, bot 5lb[_] Pork. at home. my husband has Seen 81 Years this day.  
18 1
Clear. mr Ballard to meeting, Cyrus to Son Lambds. I have Cookt pork, patience, Cabage sprouts, yerrow & Sheperds sprouts. mrs Heartwel here. H. S. M. & Hannah Trask here, Jack & James Purington.   

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.