Martha Ballard's Diary, May 15 - 21, 1787

15 3
Clear. the Girls went to School afternn. mr Ballard ploughd flax in. I Brued. Danniel BroT a Salmon, wt 21-1/2 lb. we BoT 61 lb of pork. Saml Foster & Wm Pullin Dind here. mr Balld Bot him Self a pair of hoes at mr Westons.   
16 4
Clear. I attended the funeral of Judge Howard & tarried all night with thee widow. Shee Complaind of a Soar throat. a larg funeral.   
17 5
Clear. I Came home from the fort. mr Carr here for Boards Due to him. Hanh, Pamela & Dolly at School. mr Ballard is Ploughing by ye rode. this Day he is 62 years old   
18 6
Clear. mrs Bullin Dind here. a preparitytory Lecter. Revd mr Whiting Deliverd a discours from Isaiah 55 V 1st. there were But 26 persons in ye hous. mr Ballard Sowd peas this forenn. he and I attended public worship aftn.   
19 7
Clear & warm. mr Ballard planted Corn. Dolly & Hannah Cool Dropt aftern. old mr Wheeler & mrs Taylor here. Cyrus Brot the bars and other utencils for weaving home. he had Some Veal of mr Allin & 2 lb Butter of Br Patingl.   
20 G
Cloudy & fair. the ordinance of the Supper administred. Georg Couch desird prayrs, he being very low. mr Leir & Rachel Faut, Smith & Mary Kenida Publisht.   
21 2
Clear. the Girls Strikeing harnis. I went to See mrs Williams. mrs Voce & Betsy here. mr Smyle Sleeps here. mr Ballard surveying for Revd mr Foster & been to Doct Coneys. mrs Harris, Lidia Bisbee, Sally Peirce & others here ys Evinng. mr Savage made the irons for our Loome. I paid him 4 Shillings in Cash.   

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.