Martha Ballard's Diary, June 7 - 11, 1807

7 1
Clear. mr Ballard & Son Cyrus to meeting. Cyrus Sett out after aftern Service to go to watervil. I have been at home and do not know but I Ever Shall be as I am not able to walk to meeting. mrs Thwing wrode up to See me. at home. mrs Thwing here.  
8 2
Clear. mr Ballard fixing his ground to Plant. I have houghd [Some weads] down, removd ashes from My Leach tub. in giting it from ye form it fel on my right foot and lambd me very much, but I have Bakt not with Standing. I have planted read Corn and Beens, and Set Straburies after 9h pm. at home. hurt my foot but workt some in my Gardin. Cyrus Came home at Evng. Death Perez Hamlins wife.  
9 3
Clear. I have done my hous work, Bakt Pumpkin Pie. mr Ballard has Planted Potatoes, Corn & Beens in the field. my Cucumbers and Squash are Coming up. at home.  
10 4
Clear part of the day & windy. Son Cyrus attended Funeral of the wife of Perez Hamlin. mrs Smith & wido Savage took Tea, ye Latter Sleeps here. I have workt in my Gardin [today], Planted Cucumbers. at home. Funeral of Periz Hamlins wife. mrs Savage Sleeps here.  
11 5
Clear the most of ye day. I have mended 2 pr hoes for Son Cyrus. he Sett out for Watervil to tend Capt Pullins mill. mrs Savage went to Son Jonas aftern. mr Saml Harding fm Hamden here on business.   

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.