Martha Ballard's Diary, June 12 - 19, 1808

12 1
raind. mr Ballard, Cyrus & Allin to meeting. a mr Preston Discoarst foren fm Matu 22 C 39 vers, aftern fm 1st Corinth 5th C 20 vers. at home.  
13 2
Clear. I have fixt a place East of my roome and lransplanted 22 Cucumbers. mr Ballard workt on road. Son Jona, his wife & mrs Gill here to Tea, latter Sleep here. at home.  
14 3
Clear. I have transplanted Cucumbrs South ye hous, took Care of my yn. Old mr Kenny, mrs Gill & Sopha dind here. I Bakt flower bread. at home, mrs Gill here.  
15 4
Clear. I have transplanted Squash in ye field and gardin, done my washing & hous work. Cyrus Calld here . at home.  
16 5
Clear. I have workt in gardin, mended Cloaths, done hous wk &C. mrs Farewel Dind with me, look Tea with Dagt Lambd and Sett out for home. I went in to See mr Broockses Child, mr Dagt allso. at mr Broockses to see his Child Who is unwell.  
17 6
Clear & warm. I have Sett 60 Cabage Plants, houghd down weads &C. at home.  
18 7
raind and Cold. Cyrus informd that a Collectors hors was Shot at Belgrade this weak and yt mr Dillingham has been fired at by men in Disguise. Barny [Robinson] had 2 horses Drowned Back of fort Westorn this day. at home. Barny Robinson had two horses Drouned ys day.  
19 1
Clear. mr Ballard & Cyrus to hear mr Stone, his text was James 3 C 17 V. mr Lambd, his wife & Childn to upper Parrish. mr Smilh Spake from Thesilonians 4 C 9 vers. I have been at home. at home. mr Lambds Famely to North Parrish to hear mr Smith.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.