Martha Ballard's Diary, July 7 - 12, 1807

7 3
Clear and warmer. mrs Gill has been mending Cloaths for my husband and my Self. I have done my hous work. mrs Heath and Hannah Bald Dind. Sally, Martha & Loisa Gilbard Eat here. mr Ballard, mrs [Gil] and my Self took Tea at Son Jonas. John Town, Allin & Barny Lambard Supt and Sleep here. John informs me Mr Freeman in Dead and his remains interd. at home. John [Town] and Allin & Barny Sleep here.  
8 4
Clear. I have done my hous work and Cut and puld up Grass, houghd my [red] Corn, wed the oinions and Sett Some plants. have felt feeble all day & fatagued at night. at home.  
9 5
Clear. I have done my hous wk and houghd Cucumbers, potatoes, puld up weads in my Gardin. John Town Calld here ys morn. mr Ballard been to ye Settlement, brot home _ gn Spirit, _ lb Tea, 2 lb Sugar. at home. aneversary of ye Purington Scein.  
10 6
Clear. I have been at home, did hous wk and workt in my Gardin, Cutt grass &C. Ebenz Farewel Esqr of Varsalboro Expired ys morn. at home. Death Esqr Farewel.  
11 7
Clear. I have Cutt grass with a knife, Sett plants and done my hous work. mr Ballard been to Sons Lambds & Ephms, he Carried Some Currents. he informs me that Sally Farewel had a wen Cutt out of her neck yesterday. Son Cyrus Came home. at home.  
12 1
A foggy morn, Clear afterwards. mr Ballard & Cyrus to meeting. Revd mr Stone Discoarst from Hebrews 4 C 1st & 2 verses. the remains of EbenZ Farewel were to be interd this day. EbenZ Moore Junr here, Supt with us. at home. Funeral of Esqr Farewel.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.