Martha Ballard's Diary, June 26 - July 1, 1808

26 1
Clear & wrm. mr Ballard & Cyrus to Meeting. Revd mr Stone Discoarst foren fm Isiaah 57 C 21st vers, after Romans Hebrw [6th] C 16 C 17 verse 17th vers. Son Lambd to Son Pollards after his wife. Sally P Tarried with Dolly, Hannah P, Hh, S, and M Ballard. Harriet & Caroline Gill here. Jona took Tea with us. at home. Henry has Seen 18 [mon ] ys day. his marm Came home.  
27 2
Clear and very warm. our men finisht fencing ye field and houghing. mr Lambd & Luke Sett out for Capt Ballards after 6h Pm. I have mended 3 pr Trousers for mr Ballard and houghd Some in my Gardn. at home.  
28 3
Clear foren, Cloudy aftn, raind at night. I have been at home, wed part of ye oinion Bed, did my ironing &C, felt feeble. at home, ironed.  
29 4
Cloudy morn, Clear aftern. I have houghd my purple Corn, did hous wk. mr Ballard went to Hallowell, he brot home 6 mackeril, _ lb Snuf, _ lb Shusn Tea, 2 lb Sugar. Dagt Lambd & I went to Son Jonas, mr Ballard took Tea there allso. at Son Jonas. Shee gave me 2_ lb Chees. mrs Gill Sleeps here.  
30 5
Clear. mrs Wiman here to git a Jacoat Cut by my Daugt Lambd. mrs Gill went to Son Jonas. I have workt in my Gardin, Sett [35] Plants and done other Matters. Jonas Boys took Plants and Sett by ye Barn. mr Ballard to ye Settlement, had 1 gln molases, 2 qts Spirit, 1 Bushl Corn of mr Dickman and Some tobacko. at home. mrs Wiman here. I feel Some falagued.  
1 6
Clear part of ye day, a high wind & rain at night. mr Ballard & I to Lecture & Son Ephms. mr Stones Text 1st Timothy 1st C 15 [v]. Sister Moore her Son ["Sleep here" - implied]. at Lecture and Son Ephms. Elijah & wife Sleep here.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.