Martha Ballard's Diary, June 14 - 17, 1809

14 4
Clear the most of ye day & warm. mr Ballard to ye Settlement, was informd that the Counsil Sett yesterday and Dismist mr Stone from his Pastorial Charg in ys Place. may God be with him and his Famely. I have been fiting potatoes to plant & killing Bugs on my Vines. Allin & Wilm helpt plant. at [home]. Revd mr Stone was Dismist from ys Parrish yesterday.  
15 5
Cloudy, raind Some. I have dug gardin, done hous wk and Emtied my Catch tub &C. Georg Batton iunr here on business for his uncle James. at home. Wm went to mr Nasons with 2 dzn Eggs, got a [pint Spirt]. 
16 6
Clear. mr Ballard went to James Boltons, receivd a Cow & Calf in part for what he owd us. I have brewd, Cleand my Sellar, gug gardin Some &C. mrs Dickman and Wilm Babcocks wife here, took Tea. at home. mrs Dickman & Babcok here.  
17 7
Clear. mr Ballard to the Settlement, bot 1 Busl indien Corn and _ do rie, had 7_ lb Sugar of Wm Babcok. we have had 2 lb before on mr James Ketons acount. I have done hous wk [&] Some in my gardin. Son Jonas wife, Martha & the Babe here to Tea. at home. receivd Pay of Keton at Babcoks [Store]. Dagt Ballard here.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.