Martha Ballard's Diary, August 28 - September 3, 1806

28 5
Clear and warmer. I have done hous work and Some in my Gardin. mr Ballard Poleing his fence. to Son Jonas to help yr hoggs. at home.  
29 6
Clear and warm. I have done hous work, a little mending and we went to Lecture and Son Ephms. mr Ballard bt me a pair Shoes at Voses, price 7s=6d. Son Jonas wife & 3 youngest Childn here after we returnd. at Lecture. Text John 14C 6th vers.  
30 7
Clear. I have been doing various kinds work in ye hous and in my gardin gathering Sees &C. mr Ballard fixing his fence round his field, then he went to ye Barber to be Shaved &C. at home. mrs Heartwel brot my tub home Shee had Borrowd.  
31 1
Birth Lues Hamlins Daugt.
Clear. I was Calld at 0h 30m ys morn by Lues Hamlin to go and See his wife who is in Labour. Shee was Safe Delivd at 3h 45m of a Daught, her 3d Dt & 5th Child. I left her & inft as well as Could be Expected and reacht home at 7. prepared Breakfast and did my hous work and went to meeting, it was Communion. a Stranger to me Performd foren from Luke 14 C 20th V, afn from Isaiah 33 Chap 15 & 16th verses. Polly Town Came here at Eving. at Lues Hamlins and to Meeting. Birth 4th. receivd 12s as reward. I was at Son Ephms at Evng intermition, Saw Jona & wife there, lhey were at meeting afternoon.  
1 2
Clear. I have been at home. Polly mends Cloaths for me. ys is Son Lambds Birthday. at home. Polly Town Sleeps here.  
2 3
raind the most of ye Day. mr Ballard went to mr Hamlins, bot 1 bushl Corn, Carried it to mr Cumings mill. Polly sewing for me. I have been at home. Jona Ballard Junr took Breakfast here. at home. this Dagt Lambd Berthday.  
3 4
a very rainy day. I have been at home, Brewed. Polly Town here, mending her grand dadys Cloaths. very windy, Blew the apples all very much. at home. Polly Town here.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.