Martha Ballard's Diary, August 28 - 31, 1809

28 2
Clear. I have helpt do my hous wk. Sally Ballard with me ye most of ye day. Shee and Wm Sleep here. mr Ballard went and brot my Cloath from mrs Waids, 16 yds which Shee has wove for me. at home, Bakt and piqut wool.  
29 3
Clear and warm. I have done hous work and knit Piqut Some wool. mrs Emry here to Clean her yarn. Betsy Wiman Came aftern, they took Tea with us. at home. mrs Emry & Betsy Wiman here.  
30 4
Clear. I have felt Some Easier. mrs Emry Came and finisht Cleaning her yarn and washt Some things for me and Piqut wool. Barny Lambd here to Sleep, Says his Father is Come home. at home. mrs Emry here. Barny & Wm Sleep here.  
31 5
Clear and warm. Son Lambard Calld in to See me. mr Ballard Sett out to go to Esqr Locks at 11h 3 [  ] foren. I have pulld my String Pea vines and gatherd [pees] and Sheled, gathered Mustard Seed, Shelld Some that was dried. I went to Son Jonas, took Tea there. Linda, Hannah, Ephm and Saml Pierce Sleep here. at Son Jonas. Son Lambard Calld in to See me.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.