Martha Ballard's Diary, June 5 - 9, 1809

5 2
Clear part of ye day. mr Ballard planting Corn all day. I have dugg the ground west Side ye hous & transptanted Squash &C. mrss Mosier Expired at 1h pm. at home, workt in my Gardin. Death mrss Mosier.  
6 3
Clear part of ye day. I have workt in my gardin, Sett Squash, Millon & Cucumbers Plants, done Some washing. the remains of Mrss Mosier were Carried to Sidney and there interd this afternoon. at home. Funeral of Mrss Mosier, wife of Elisha.  
7 4
Clear ye most of ye day. I have dugg a place and planted Cucumbers in ye South End of ye gardin. have finisht my washing, put water to my plants &C. my left knee is Sweld & painfl. Hannah Ballard brot me Spirrit to Baith it with. I applied black wool allso. at home, done various kinds work. am Lambe in my left knee.  
8 5
Clear part of the day. I am very Lambe but wrode to Isaac Savages hopeing to receiv my Due of him, but did not receiv a Cent. I Calld at Jack Shaws, receivd nothing there. I bathed my Lame knee with Vinagar, went to bed but could not rest. got up and lay before fire all night. Jona Junr Sleeps [here]. at Isaac Savages & Jack Shaws.  
9 6
Cloudy & misty. I am Still lame but have workt in my Gardin all day Except doing my hous wk; planted potatoes & Beens. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.