Martha Ballard's Diary, June 18 - 23, 1807

18 5
Clear the most of the day. mr Ballard workt on the rode. I have felt very unwel but have done my hous work. mrs Parker Came in, warmd water to Soak my feet which Seemd to giv Some relief. I feel Greatful for the favour. at home.  
19 6
Clear. I have been at home, feel very unwel. mrs Smith & Parker Calld in here. I have bakt and done my other hous work. at home. mrs Smith & Parker here.  
20 7
Clear Except a light Shower about 3h pm. I have done my hous work and washt, Sett 22 Cabbage Plants. mr Parker Calld in here. mr Ballard has been Surveying a piece of land North of here which Son Jona is about Setting to a mr Haws. at home. mr Ballad Surveying.  
21 1
Clear and Cool. I have been at home. mr Ballard to meeting, Revd mr Stone Discoart fm Luke 10 C 41 & 42 [v]. mrs Farewel Came here, Dind, Son Cyrus allso. he returned to Watervil. Son Jona Calld in. at home. [mrs Farewel &] Son Cyrus Dind here.  
22 2
Clear Except a light Shower. I have been very unwel. mrs Gill & Dagt Ballard Came here aftern, [took Tea.[mrs G] Sleeps. at home unwel. Dagt Bald & mrs Gill here.  
23 3
Clear. I feel more Comfortable for which I wish to bless the great author of mercies. mrs Gill was so kind as to asist ys morn and left here after Breakfast to go to Sidney. I have made 4 under Coats fm my old Cotton Shifts and workt some in my Gardin.   

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.