Martha Ballard's Diary, June 22 - 28, 1806

22 1
Clear. mr Ballard & Cyrus attended Public worship all day, I went aftern. Revd mr Parker performd from Titus 3 C 2nd vers. I went to Son Ephms after meeting and to See mrs Heartwell, find her better. at meetng & at Son Ephms & mr Heartwels.  
23 2
Clear and warm. I have done my hous wk, houghd beens &C. I have felt very feeble. mr Ballard workt on ye road below mr Wimans & by Son Jonas. I went in to See mrs Heartwel, find her better. at mr Heartwels.  
24 3
Clear part of ye day. I have workt in my gardin, piqut Some wool, done hous work &C. mr Ballard put ashes to his Corn and went to the Settlement. we had a Shower near night for which we ought to thank ye author of all our mercies. at home, Done various kinds of work.  
25 4
Clear. I have piqt wool and done my hous work. wido Gilchel did mrs Heartwels washing here. mr Ballard puting ashes to our Corn. at home.  
26 5
Clear. mr Ballard went to Hamlins slore, bot 1 busl Corn, _ Do of rie. went to mr Cumingss mill and had it ground, he bot _ busl Wheat of him. Sister Barton Came here, her famely are well. at home. Sister Barton Came here.  
27 6
Clear but Cool. Sister Barton & I went to Son Ephms after Breakfast. Sist went to Son Jonas before we went down. Old Lady Hamlin Came and Spent ye aftern with us at Ephms. at Son Ephms.  
28 7
Clear. Betsy Andrews Came to mend Cloaths, Sally Church to wash. mr Ballard went to See a vesel Launched. returnd, informd yt a Son of Timoy Page was taken out of the river by Harmon Barton & is alive. Saml, Son of Esqr Titcomb by the Same hand but was not brot to life. at home. Drowned, Saml Titcomb.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.