Martha Ballard's Diary, June 1 - 8, 1806

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Cloudy. mr Ballard & Cyrus to meting. I have been at home. Son Jon a, his wife, Jona Junr & Saml here. I have made a Chees. Revd mr Stone Discoarst foren fm Luke 23 C 28th V, aftern fm Psalms X C vers 12th. at home. mrs Pickford Expired.  
2 2
Clear. I have been at home, workt in my Gardin and did my hous work. at home.  
3 3
Clear. I have workt in my Gardin, done my hous work & Churnd 2_ lb Butter. Old Lady Stone Calld to See me, Shee is unwel. Son Jona & wife here forenn. Soal & Cypher washt their wool 20 fleases. mr Ballard and Cyrus been down to Coart. at home. mrs Stone here. the remains of mrs Pickfordinterd ys day.  
4 4
Clear. I have Bakt and Done Some washing. mr Ballard to Coart. Son Town & mrs Farewel Sleep here. at home, Bakt and washt.  
5 5
Clear till near noon. I have finisht my washing, workt some in my Gardin. mrs Farewel, Dagts Pollard & Ballard, Sally & Saml took Tea with us. mrs Farewel Sleeps here. it raind at Evng. at home, finisht my wash.  
6 6
Clear part of ys Day. mrs Farewel left here for Son Ephms foren. mr Ballard been to ye Coart hous. I have washt the rest of my wool &C. at home. mrs Farewel went fm here.  
7 7
Cloudy the most of ye day, misty at Evng. mr Ballard been down to ye Settlement, bot 3 lb Pork, _ gn Spirit. Lues Hamtin gave him a fine Lemmon. I have done my hous work, Churnd 2_ lb Butter. at home. Churnd &C 2_ lb Butter. Thad Snelss Son killd Sudenly.  
8 1
Clear part of the day. mr Ballard & Cyrus to meeting. I attended aftern. Revd mr Stone discoarst foren fm PSalm 16th 8 vers, aftn from John 6 Chap 68 vers. Son Jona here at Evng, he is unwell. at meeting aftern. mrs Wiman here for Greens foren. receivd a Letter fm Bror Elijah of [mch 31].  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.