Martha Ballard's Diary, May 12 - 16, 1807

12 3
Clear [part] of ye day. I have been at home. Saml Parkers wife washt Some Shirts & Blanketts for me. Allin and Barny Lambd and Ephm Ballard took Tea here. mr Ballard has been to ye Settlement, bot a Chees and _ gn Spirit. mrs Parker had _ Busl [Potoes], Shee had _ Ditoe before. [at home]. [Soal] and Parker Ploughd our [Corn] field. mrs P. Washt.  
13 4
Clear. I have Sett French Turnips and done my hous wk, put up Gardin Seed. Old mr Lambd Sleeps here. Allin and Barny Came with a hors Cart, Carrid Cyruss Bed & Bid Stead and my Larg iron pot home. at home, did Some work in my Gardin. Bror Lambard Sleeps here.  
14 5
Clear. Bror Lambard went from here before Breakfast. I have removed part of ye hogg Pen, Sett more Turnips and Brewd. at home.  
15 6
raind foren. I have been very unwell but have Bakt. Betsy Andrews here to mend Cloaths for Son Cyrus. at home, Bakt. Betsy Ands workt here part ye day.  
16 7
Clear. mrs Smith here for [Seed], mrs Parker for roots & Curent Bushes. I have done my hous wk, ironing & pruened apple trees & other work in my gardin. at home. mrs Smith here. Son & DaugtLamb Came here after we were in Bed, Sleep here.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.