Martha Ballard's Diary, July 6 - 10, 1809

6 5
Clear ye most of ye day. I have wkt about hous, houghd Pees & Cucums. Allin helpt his Gn sir put Plaster to ye Corn. Jonas Boys houghd potatoes a little while. at home. Saml Pollard Came fr Sally, Shee went home.  
7 6
Clear, Cool morn, warm aftn. I have washt Some and houghd Cucumbers & Beens N of ye hous. Dolly went fm here to Son Jonas. Hannah & Shee to Son Pollards. Martha & Sohpa here aftern. Capt Jason Cony infms Son Lambd is wel. at home. mr Ballard houghd Beens, put poles to those in the gardin.  
8 7
Clear and warm. I finisht washing and did other matters, have felt feeble. mr Ballard went to mr Lads, had of him 11 lb indien meel & _ lb Tea. Dagt Ballard, Marta and Wm took Tea with us. at home. Son Jonas wife here. mr Purington and James here ys morn.  
9 1
Cleare foren and hot, a Shower after 6h pm. mr Ballard been to meeting. Revd mr Stones Text foren [no entry], aftern pSalm 16th vers, I have been at home, Churnd at Evng. at home.  
10 2
Clear foren, a Shower at 6h pm. mr Ballard to Parrish meeting. Warrin Stone workt here foren. Wm B. went and Carred 6 DZn Eggs, Sold ym fr 9d/ [dan] got _ lb Tea and 2 lb Sugr. Joany Smith & Martha here to Tea. I have done hous wk and a little in y gardin. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.