Martha Ballard's Diary, July 24 - 29, 1807

24 6
Clear Except Some Showers. I have Persued my washing but feel very unable. mr Parker & wife here. at home, Dolly Lambd here.  
25 7
Clear and very warm. I have finisht my wash and done other Matters but I feel allmost over Cum. Dolly and Sally Left here after Breakfast. Cyrus is gone to the Settlement. I have roasted a pound Coffee which he brot me. at home, Company here.  
26 1
Clear. Sons Jona, Ephm & lheir wives and Some of yr Childn here. mr Ballard & Cyrus went to meeting. I was Calld by mr mc farlin to go and See his Sister Bates who is very unwel at his hous. at mr [McFarlns] to See mrs Bates, receivd 1/6.  
27 2
Clear and warm. I have Slipt down at ye East door, my left [Side] fel against ye Sill of ye doore and hurt very much but I Scolt my Bead Stead and mopt my floor. at home. mrs Babcock & Asa Pierces wife here. 
28 3
Cloudy and raind aftern. Son Jonas wife Came and took Care of me and did my work. Sister Barton and mrs Gill Came here foren. Dagt Ballard went home after Dinner, ye others Sleep here. mr Sister made me a prest of a Chees and Some Butter. at home, was in great distress ys morn. Jonas wife Came and nurst me.  
29 4
Clear. mr Hamlin, his wife, Josh Burtun & his, 2 mrs Dellinghams here for fruit. the made me prests of Crackers, Sugar, Ginger. at home, had a very [distrest] night had [ ] company.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.