Martha Ballard's Diary, August 7 - 13, 1808

7 1
Clear. Dagt Lambd went to Meeting. I got ready to go aftn when [news] Came that mr Andrus was Dead. mr [Lambard] went & returnd. I went, a Prayer was Deld by Revd mr Stone, Discoarst from. [no entry]. at mrs Andrus, her husband Expird [Sudingly] very [   ].  
8 2
raind Some forenn. I have felt feeble but did my hous wk and gatherd pees. Son Lambd and Luke to work on ye Bridg. at home.  
9 3
Clear, A Cool morn, warm afterwards. mr Ballard went to Son Ephms, finds them Comfortable. he bot 8 lb pork of C. [Wall]. he, my Self, Son Cyrus, Dagt Lambd, Barny & Lucy attend Funeral of Neighbor Andrus. A mr Kendal Delivd a very long discoars from Revelations 14 C 13th vers. Sons Cyrus, Jona & his wife & Martha took Tea with us. Daugt Lambd had a Severe pain in her head after we Came home. at the Funeral of mr Andrus.  
10 4
Clear. I have done hous work and Cut herbs to drie. mr Ballard went to mill, Carried _ bsl Corn, had A peck rie of Son Cyrus. Allin returnd from Bath. wido Savage Sleeps here, Shee has been to See mrs Taylor at ye poor hous, Shee is Sick. at home. wido Savage Sleeps here.  
11 5
Clear & warm. mrs Savage left here forenn. I have done my hous work, washt and pulld up weads in my gardin &C. mrs Lambd washt, Bakt and went to Son Jonas. Saw mrs Gill & her Bror Saml direct from Son Towns, they are well. at home. washt & did work in my Gardin. mrsSavage left here.  
12 6
Clear & warm. Daugt Ballard, Wm, Martha & James Dind here. my Dagt took tea. mr Ballard went to the masheen with 5_ lb wool, had it Carded and brot ye roals home, price 45 cents. I have been very unwel all night. at home. Dagt Ballard here. I was Sick at night.  
13 7
Clear. I have been very Sick all day. Dagt Ballard here to do her washing. at home. very unwel.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.