Martha Ballard's Diary, August 14 - 21, 1806

14 5
Cloudy. I have been at home, did some washing. mrs Heartwel here to Cutt herbs, Catnip, mint, Feverfew &C. at home, workt Some in my Gardin.  
15 6
Cloudy. mr Ballard went to Son Pollard, Carried 4 lb wool to be Combd & A Box Curents. mrs Wiman & hir Marm by ye name of Emry Dind here. Patty Town took Tea. I have done my hous work and Some in my Gardin. mr Gilbd brot Cyruss waiskt home. I Churnd 3 lb Butter. at home. Patty Town took Tea here.  
16 7
Clear. I have been at home. Patty Town Dind here. Shee mended a pair of hoes for Son Cyrus. mrs Heartwel here to Cutt herbs. mr Wiman helpt mr Ballard Cart in his hay. at home. Patty Town left here.  
17 1
Clar. mr Ballard & Cyrus to [meeting]. I have been at home. Revd mr Stone Descoarst foren fm Psalm 84th [11th Vs], aftern fm ye Same. we had a Shower aftr meeting. at home.  
18 2
Clear. I have been at home, washt part of my Cloaths. at home.  
19 3
Clear. I have been washing and workt in my Gardin and went to mr Gillbards. mr Ballard been down below, has taken up the note which he gave to Shubal Pitts. mrs Young Sleeps here. at Gilbds. mrs Young Sleeps here, Eat Supper & Breakfast.  
20 4
Clear. I have been at home, workt Some in my Gardin & did hous work. I receivd a Letter ys day of July 27 [  ] Sister Waters. at home.  
21 5
Clear. I have been to Son Jonas to tell them there were Swine in their field. done my hous work & Some in my Gardin. Cut apples &C. mr Ballard doing work for Son Jona. at Son Jonas.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.