Martha Ballard's Diary, August 9 - 15, 1807

9 1
[Clear.] Son Cyrus at home, mr Ballard [went] to meeting. [mrs] Savage Came here and Sleeps here. [I] have been at home. A mr Flanders was Drowned by the Kennebeck Bridg yesterday. at home. mr Flanders Drownd yesterday, fel fm ye pier of ye Bridg.  
10 2
Clear part of ye day, a very heavy Shower aftern. I have Scolt my Bed room & Bead Stead. mrs Savage left here aft Breakfast, Shee went to Son Jonas fm here.   
11 3
Clear. I have washt and done my hous work. mr Ballard went to Son Lambds, Carried them Beens, Peas, Cucumbers & apples. at home, washt.  
12 4
Clear and warm. I have workt in my yard pulling up weads. gatherd Currents, put 5 qts into a pott with 2 [lb] Sugar. mr Ballard Carried 2 Dozn Cucumbers. Sold 1 dZ _ for 30 Cents, Carried Daugt Lambd _ dz. Shee Sent me Coffee. mrs [Wims], Daugt Ballard, mrss Nichols & Pattridg here, had Currents for which they gave me 20 Cents. they took Tea here Except mrs Wiman. at [  ].  
[13] 5
Clear. I have been at [home]. at home.  
14 6
Clear. I have been al home. at home.  
15 7
Cloudy. I [went] to Son Jonas to git Some one to drive horses out of the [road way]. Jona Junr Came and got ym out, [one hors hurt Allins head]. at Son Jonas. Dagt Lambd & Ballad here.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.