Martha Ballard's Diary, June 1 - 6, 1807

1 2
Clear foren, Cloudy and some rain aftn. I have Sett Leutice, removd stones which were dug by the hogs pen, planted Squash at the west Side the hous. mr Ballard Planted Potatoes N of ye hous. Cyrus to Sons Lambd & Ephms, and to Esqr Bridges. the Democrats were fireing Canon and Ringing the Bell on Sullivan being Governer. they began before Sun rise and kept it up till after 12 O Clock. at home. Democrats Rejoiceing.  
2 3
Clear Part of the day. mr Ballard and Son Cyrus went to Coart. I have leveled the Gardin North of ye rock & west to the Curent Bushes, planted Mellons & Squash. Son Town Sleeps here, his famely are wel. Jackson ye Barber Expired ys morn. at home. workt in My Gardin. Son Town Sleeps here. Death of Jackson.  
3 4
Clear. I have washt my wool and workt in my gardin. mr Ballard to Coart. Son Town left here. Cyrus Shearing Sheep for mr Bridg, 19 in Number, recd 4s/6d.   
4 5
Clear part of ye day. I have workt in my Gardin, planted bleu potatoes, 2 lb wt, Some at the S. Side ye Gardin and Some where the apple trees were removed from. mr Ballard & Cyrus been to Coart. mrs Parker here, Shee has been unwel, had a Boil on her Breast. at home, workt in my Gardin. Funeral of Jackson the Barber.  
5 6
Clear. I have done my hous work, Some in my Gardin and washt. [mr] Parker dind, his Sister Dolly Dind here. mr Ballard and Cyrus [been to] Coart. at home, workt in my [Gardin] &C.  
6 7
Clear part of ye day, raind aftern & Evng. mr Ballard been to Coart. Cyrus to mr Cumings mill, brot _ Bushl rie & Do of indien meal. I have Sett 9 Cabage plants. at home, [ironed & work in my ].  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.