Martha Ballard's Diary, August 26 - September 2, 1810

26 1
Clear. I feel easier than I did in ye Night. I hope I am Sincearly thankful to the Great Author of all mercies. Doct Cony Came to See me ys morn, left me Elixer & annodines. at [home], very unwel. Doct Cony [here] to See me.  
27 2
Clear. Linda Getchel washt for me, washt Buttery Shelves, floor & kitchen. Sally Farewel took Tea with us. I have done Some work but feel very feeble. I wish to be grateful for all Gods mercies. Linda Sleeps here. at home, Some Easier. Sally Farewel Calld here.  
28 3
Clear and very warm. I have gatherd Some mustard, Brewd and done hous wk. Sally Ballard here part of the dag. Linda & Shee Sleep here. Son Jona, his wife, James, Elisabeth & mrs Sally Farewel Sett out for Clinton, Wm allso. at home, Sett up all day & Labourd but feel full.  
29 4
Cloudy the most of the day, raind aftern. Sally B. Came and helpt me do my work, Shee performd very well. Linda & Ephm Sleep here. at [home], Sally [helpt] me.  
30 5
Clear. I have done my hous work and gathered Some mustard. Epm & Sally Sleep here. at home.  
31 6
Clear. I have done my hous wk. mr Ballard & Allby Cleand the Barn to put Son Jonas wheat in. [Ranies] & Ephm Sleep here. Son Jona returnd from Clinton. A Saw mill which was part his was Burnt while he was there. at [home].  
1 7
Cloudy the most of the day. I have Bakt flour & brown bread, gatherd mustard &C. we were alone ys night. at [home]. Son [Lambds] Birthday.  
2 1
Clear. we were at home. Dagt Lambd Came at Evng. Jona & wife & part of yr Childn been here. at [home]. Dagt Lambds Birthday.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.