Martha Ballard's Diary, August 8 - 13, 1806

8 6
Clear part of ye day. I have done my hous work, washt Some &C. Sally & Rhoda to work on mr Ballards Coat. I do feel Some falagued. mr Ballard Carried 7 quarts Curents to Theops Hamlins. at home.  
9 7
Clear. I have been at home, [doing] my hous wk, houghing in my [gardin] and was Calld to mr [Wimans] to see Sally Ballard who had fallen & hurt her neck. I Sent hannah to my hous for a Cracker and Some Curents. Shee revivd and went [home], and I returnd home and Bakt Brown bread and Curent tarts. Son Cyrus Came home and informd that mrs Cumings was Delivered of a Daught yesterday. mr Ballard been to ye Settlement, bot 7 lb Sugar, _ lb Tea, _ gn Spirit and _ lb Tea . at mr Wimans to See Sally Ballard who has had a fall and hurt her Self very much. Cyrus Came here ys night.  
10 1
Clear. I have been at home. mr Ballard & Son Cyrus attended worship [all] Day. Revd mr Slone Descoarst foren from Mathew 5 C 19 V, aftn fn Provbs. Son Ephn, his wife, Jonas wife, Hannah, Sally, Martha, Ephn, Saml, Patty Town, Allin Lambd took Supr with us. [Allin] & Ephn Sleep [here]. mr Heartwel Came for [water] at 9h ys Evng. I helpt him to light to draw it. at home. Childn & Grand Childn here.  
11 2
Clear. I have been at home. at home.  
12 3
Clear. I have been at home. at home.  
13 4
Cloudy. I have been at home. mr Wiman Carted the hay from ye Garden in to the Barn. Mr Gilbd took Tea with us. at Gilbad [       ] to my hous and put him to bed.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.