Martha Ballard's Diary, June 28 - July 7, 1811

[28] 6
rain & Sunshine by turns. I have don hous work & mended hoes. Sist B. here ys day. at home. Sist Barton here.  
29 7
Clear. I have bakt & Brewd, feel much fatagued. Son Jona was put in iaill for debt, an unfortunate thing for him at this time as the freshet is risin and his Lumber up river in A precarious Situation. may all things work together for his good here, or here after, is the wish of me, his affectionate mother. at home. [seins] of troubles took place.  
30 1
Clear part of ye day. Sist Barton, Dagt Ballard, Elisa, mrs Smith & Charlotte took Tea here. Luke Barton Calld in at Evng. at home, friends here.  
1 2
Clear fine day. Sister Barton left here at 10h am to go to the Settlement. I have done hous wk, Churnd 1 lb Butter, houghd in ye gardin, Cut Grass with a knife between ye hous & pigg pen & mended a Shirt for my husband. at home. Sist B. was at [Partridg ].  
2 3
Clear & warm. I have done hous work & Some in the gardin. I went to Jonas to inform their OXen were in ye wheat. at Son Jonas.  
3 4
Clear & very hott. Hannah & Elisa Ballard & Hitty Peirce Dind here. mr Ballard to ye Settlement, bot 2 qts Spirit. Son Jonas Cows took down & Sold but Sent home. at home.  
4 5
Clear & very warm. I have done A Considarable larg washing. mr Ballard houghd his potatoes North ye house. at home. independance.  
5 6
Clear & very warm. Dagt Ballard, her Dagts, Hannah, Elisa & Betsy Wiman here to Tea. at home, Company here.  
6 7
Clear & very warm. I have Brewd & made a Chees. Hannah & Hitty Calld in, they have been gathering rasburies. at home.  
7 1
Clear and not So warm. I went to Son Jonas. Luke Barton & Theodore Ballard here. Dagt B. & Elisa Came home with me. Wm brot our milk and Sleeps here. at Son Jonas. Son [   ] Cald in there.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.