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

1 4
Clear. I have workt in my Gardin, killd a great many worms & Buggs. Dagt Ballard & mrs Gill, Sally and Martha here to Tea. at home. Dagt Ballard & mrs Gill here.  
2 5
Clear Part of ye day. I have Done a larg washing and washt the Buttery and kitchen floors. at home, washt.  
3 6
Clear part of ye day. I have workt in my Gardin, planted & transplanted Cucumbers; have done my ironing and Cutt Grass. mr Ballard been to the Settlement, bot me 4 oz Snuff. I do feel Some falagued. at home.  
4 7
Clear part of the day. mr Ballard has been to the meeting hous to hear an Oration Deliverd by Revd mr Cushman. I have Mowd grass round the hous with a knife and Sowd Carrot Seed. Hannah and Sally Pollard & Sally Bald Sleep here. Wm Cypher Came here for water. it raind So he did not go with it. he went out of the hous and I Could not persuad him to Cum in. I went to Bed a little before mid night, my husband rose and and [sic] his Endevour to get him in but Could not, but he Came in afterwards & Slept on thee floor. at home, Sowd Carrots.  
5 1
Clear but Cool. mr Ballard & my self attended worship. Son Lambard Sent his Son Allin with a Shais and he Conducted me to his fathers. from there I wrode an hors BAck. Revd mr Stone Discoarsd from Malhew X C, 32 & 33 V. his wife, Esqr Brooks & wife were admited to the Church. w partook of the Communion or sacrament. at meeting, Son Lamds & Ephms.  
6 2
Clear and Cool. mrs Gill here, mended Cloaths for her Uncle. Jonas wife here to Tea. I have done my hous work, Swept [out] Seller and did Some in my Gardin. mrs Smith [after] plants.   

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.