Martha Ballard's Diary, July 22 - 31, 1809

22 7
Clear. I was at mr Mc farlings, my patient more Comfortable. at Ditoes.  
23 1
at Detoes. Amos Partridg buried his youngest child. at dos. Funeral.  
24 2
Some part rainy and Some Clear. mrs Mc farling detaind   
25 3
me, Shee gave me Cotton yn and I knit me a pair hoes to   
26 4
ye heel. left her about hous & returnd home, reacht   
27 5
there at 11h am, found many things to do. find Sist   
28 6
Barlon & Son Cyrus have been here while I was absent. Son Jonas wife, Martha & Elisabeth here this aftern. Thunder & rain. at ditoes. returnd home at 11h am. mr Ballard bot 1 Bsl rie, do indian.  
29 7
Clear. I have Bakt broun & flower bread. Dt Lambd, mrss Smart, Pally Town & Wm & Babe Came here foren. Old Lady Dillingham & grand Son, mrs Howard, Sally farewel aftern. 4 other Girls and 2 boys for Cherries. mr Ballard to ye Settlement, brot home pork, herring, _ lb Tea, 2 do sugar. at home, had Company.  
30 1
Clear and very warm. mr Ballard to meeting. Revd mr Stone Discoarst fm Ephe 4th C three last verss. Dagt Lambards inft was Baptised by ye name of Sarah Farewel. Son Jona, his wife & 4 Childn here, Rhoda Pollard allso & Patty Town. at home. Childn & grand Childn here.  
31 2
Clear & warm. I have Brewed & Cleaned my Cellar. Old mrss Hamlin & Son, Epms wife, Sopha & Martha here, infm Amos Patridg had a Son & Dagt Born last night. at home. mrs Hamlin here.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.