Martha Ballard's Diary, August 13 - 17, 1809

13 1
Clear. mr Ballard to meeting. Revd mr Packard Performd fm Jobe 13th C 1 & 2nd verss, aftn fm John 9 & 4. I have been at home, galherd Beens and peas for dinner. at [home].  
14 2
Clear. I have done my hous work and attended Funeral (or at ye meeting hous to hear a Discoars on the Death of Solomon Voce Esqr and Capt of an independant Company. Revd mr Stone Deld ye Discoars from Leviticus X C 3d vers, and Aaron held his peace. there were a great Concoarse of people attended. I did not go to ye grave. at ye meeting hous. Funeral of Solo Voce Esqr.  
15 3
Clear. I have done hous wk. Dagt Pollard Came here, Dind with us and went directly Son Jonas. after I washt my Dishes I went there and to my grief my Sone left his Famely Expecting to be Committed to prison for debt. at Son Jonas. Ephm & Wm Sleep here, Barny last night.  
16 4
Clear. I have done hous wk, Scolt the Bed room & bed stead. Dagt Ballard Calld in here, informd me her husband Setled his Debt and did not go to Jail. Shee Sent Martha with 3_ [lb rice] & 3_ do of Chees. at home. Son Jonas wife [Calld] here.  
17 5
Clear till after 4h pm. I have gatherd Beens to Sell. dagt Ballard Calld in here. I am informd Dagt Lambd is going to remmove again. at home, gatherd some Currents.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.