Martha Ballard's Diary, July 4 - 11, 1810

4 4
Clear part of the day. I have been at home, did work in my gardin and hs work. [at home.]  
5 5
X. Birth Enoch Rowels 3d Dagt. XX.
Cloudy morn and Some rain. mr Rowel Calld on me at 6h 30m to to and See his wife in Labour. I found the Child born when I arivd. I finisht the performance. it is hir 3d Dagt and 4th Child. I returnd to Son Jonas, Dind there; mr Ballard allso. I came home, removd Beet Plants and did other matters. at mr Rowel. Birth 11th. recd 9/ as a reward.  
6 6
Birth Asa Pierces Son.
Clear. I was Calld by Asa Pierce at 8h morn to go and See his wife who was Safe Delivd at 5h pm of a Son. I left them Comforlable and reacht home after 9h Evng, felt fatagud. at Asa Pierces. Birth 12th. receivd 6/.  
7 7
Clear the most of ys day. Jason Pierce and wife Calld in here. I have done hous work, my ironing &C. mr Ballard went to mill. Brot 2/1 bushl rie meal to Son Ephms, got 2/1 bsl potatoes; to a Store, got 2/1 lb Tea, 2 lb Sugar & Some Spirit. all Cost /5 shilings & 3d. at home. Jason Pierce Calld [here].  
8 1
Cloudy foren, raind aftern & all night. Jona Ballard Junr Calld in to See us, they are wel at Clinton. there was a man found dead at Hallowell. at home. Jona Junr here. A Death.  
9 2
raind Some this morn, the Sun Shone before 9h AM. this is the aneversary of the Purington Scean 4 years Since. Jona Sett out for Clinton again. at home, hear Jonah Crosby is Dead.  
10 3
Clear. I have done my washing. Old Lady Stone here to Chang Some Eggs. at home, mrs Stone here.  
11 4
Clear part of ye Day. I have done my ironing. Dagt Ballard, Sarah Marta and James here. the boys mowd our grass in ye gardin yesterday, houghing Corn today. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.