Martha Ballard's Diary, August 7 - 13, 1810

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Clear. I have been doing hous wk and Picking my refues wool. mr Martin of Hallowell here, Exprest a wish to have me attend his wife prety Soone. Jona Sleeps here. at home. mr Martin of Hallowell here.  
[8] 4
Clear and warm. Jonas men mowd N of our gardin. I have washt North room, kitchen & Bed room and Bakt flower bread. Jona Sleeps here. at home.  
[9] 5
Clear. I have done a larg wash. Son Jona, his wife & 2 youngist Childn, mrs Smith of Canaan & Sally Farewel to Tea with us. Sally & H. Ballard Sleep here. at home. Sally Farewel & H. Balld Sleep here.  
[10] 6
raind foren. Sally went to Son Jonas aftern. mr Ballard to Carding mashn. mrs Capin & Joseph Burtuns wife here to Tea. we Stayed alone ys night. at home. mrs Capin & Burtun here.  
11 7
Clear part of the day, Sun Shone very hott part of ye day. I gatherd Beens & Pees & Cookt, puld weads in my gardin. we Slaid alone ys night. at home.  
12 1
raind in ye foren till 10h when the Sun Shone, we had Showers aftern. Son Ephm Calld here, Said there was Preaching. a mr Channing from Boston, Text Matt 11 C 13-14. at home. Son Ephm Calld here, Sopha has ye Chicn Pox.  
13 2
Cloudy part of the day. I ironed foren. was attackt with a Severe Collick pain, took Some weak Lee which gave Some relief. at home. we Staed alone. I was unwel.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.