Martha Ballard's Diary, June 24 - 28, 1787

24 G
Clear. Son & Dafter Town & their Datr Patty left us Bound for yr own home. the wind to the S. I went to meeting aftern. The Funeral of Ibbee Howard attended. the wind Blew so high I did not Cross the river. we went to the field after meeting. mr Hamlin here. mr Benn Porter of Winthrop & Pamela Barton publisht.   
25 2
rainy. mr Ballard Sett plants. I quilld for hannah Cool. Peggy Came from Springers, Enforms yt mrs Lumber is Dangers ly Sick lately, put to bed with a Son. Foster went from here ys day. mr Hovey Brot me 3 lb Butr.   
26 3
Clear. mr Ballard went to Vasalboro. Leut Browns wife, old mrs Gardy & mrs Frich, Capt Savage & wife here. the girls went to mr Crages. mrs Loes & Rhoda Came home wh ym.   
27 4
A Shower this morn. Isaac Hardin Came for me to go and See his oldist Son, Sick with the rash; it is Sweled on ye Neck. mrs Harris, Cowen & Foster there. I returnd home at 5 PM. mr Ballard at work on the high way. mr Porter and N. Howard here ys night.   
28 5
X Birth. Ebanz Hewins Dafter. X
Clear. I was Calld at 3 O Clok morn to Ebenz hewins wife in Travil. Shee was Deliverd of a Daughtr at 7. I then went to mr James Pages, took a walk with him & Lady through his improvements; they are Beautiffull. mr Hewen Conducted me home about 2 PM, gave me 6/ as a reward. mr Howard takeing a raft out ye [Boom], he Sleeps here. Sherebiah Town also. I have been to Capt Porters on an arand. thee girls =vis= Hanh & Dolly, took a Ride to mr BiSbees Acompanied by James & Joseph Burton.   

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.