Martha Ballard's Diary, July 19 - 23, 1807

19 1
we have had a fine rain for which we ought to be thankful. mr Ballard and Cyrus to meeting. Daugts Ballard & Lambd, Allin, Ephm, Sally, Martha, Laiza Gillbard here aftern. I have been very feeble. at home, Childn here.  
20 2
Clear Part of the day. mr Ballard to Parish Meeting. Dagt L Scolt the bead Stead in ye Bedroom, made my Beds & Swept my hous and went to Son Jonas to be Conducted home. mrss Kiddar and Thwing here and 3 of mrs T. Childn. I have workt in my Gardin Some. at home. Dagt Lambd left here. mrs Kidder and Thwing here.  
21 3
Clear and warm ye most of the day. I have Bakt. Dolly Lambd Came here ys morn, Shee helpt me pick wool. Allin Came and got Cherries and Currents for Son Ephm. Betsy Wiman here, got Cherries & Curents. at home. Dolly Lamd here.  
22 4
Clear and very warm. I have felt very feeble but have done my hous work and wed gardin &C. mrs Wiman had 5 pecks ashes. Shee came and got Curents and Tansey. Dagt Bald, mrs Pratt & Saunders here. Allin & Barney here, brot me 6_ yds Callico and 2/3d Chang for 2 Dols which my Daught had of me to purchase it with. at home. mrs Parker here for vinegar. I had other Compy.  
23 5
Clear. I have began my washing and done my hous work &C. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.