Martha Ballard's Diary, June 14 - 21, 1793

14 6
Clear. Lucy Damrin here to have a goun made. mrs Olv Hamlin here, mrs H. Densmore, Anna Bullin, mrs Hunt & Sally Densmr allso. mr Waid Butcherd a swine for us. Bror Ebenz & Levy Moore here. I have been at home. Cyrus Slept here. at home. receivd a Letter from Esqr Lethgow. we killd a Swine.  
15 7
Clear & warm. mr Ballard & Ephm went to the Meddow to mend ye fence. Anna Bullen went home, Sally went with her as far as mr Sheppards. I have been al home. at home. Anne Bullen here.  
16 F
Clear, a Brisk S W wind. Moses Pollard, mr Pitts, their wives and Polly Pollard here this aftern. I have been at home. mr Livermr here. at home. my Childn here.  
17 2
Clear Except a shower. Hannah Cox & Lucy Ney here. mr Ballard is gone to Varsalboro to Survey. Dolly weaving, Sally washing. mrs Child Sent for me to go and See her. Shee Seems a little more Comfortable, her Sister Cushin there. at mr Childs. H. Cox and L. Ney here.  
18 3
Clear. I have been at home. my Girls washt house, I wed Gardin & Combd flax. mr Ballard returnd home. Cyrus Sleeps here. at home.  
19 4
Clear & warm. I have been at home. Dolly went to her Brothers. mr Ballard & Ephm houghing. mrs Livermore here. at home.  
20 5
X. Birth mr Greelys Dagt. XX.
raind finely this morn. I was Calld at 4h morn to See mrs Greely. Shee was Safe Delivd at 8 of a fine Dagt, her Eighth Child. I tarried till 8h Evng. Left her & infant very Cleverly. receivd 6/ as a reward. at mr Greelys. Birth 30th.  
21 6
Clear Except a Sprinkling of rain. mr Ballard & Ephm workt on the road. I have been at home, wed Gardin. Sally Bleaching yarn, Cyrus Sleeps here. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.