Martha Ballard's Diary, June 8 - 14, 1795

8 2
Clear & warm. mr Ballard Sett out to asist in Laying out a road to new Sharon on Sandy river. Ephm went and wrode the hors home. I have been at home, tending Cloath to whiten and Doing Divers other matters. at home. mr Ballard Sett out to Lay out a road.  
9 3
Clear. I have been tending the Cloath and weading Beens & Cucumbers and other things. mr Gill here, his wife is unwell. Ephm went to winslow. Capt Nichols Dind here. at home. Capt Nichols here. Ephm went to Winslow.  
10 4
Cloudy and Sun Shine by turns foren, a heavy Shower about noon, rain afterwards the most of ye Day & Evn. I houghd my Water & musk mellons, quilld and Carded Cottne. mr Cooshman was Ordaind at Winslow this Day. at home. Ephm gone to Ordination.  
11 5
Clear. I have tended my Cloath and transplanted Cucumbers. Dolly & Sally went to ye hook. they got thee web out and put in another for Bed ticks. at home.  
12 6
Clear. I have tended my Cloath and workt in my Gardin, Sett Cabbbage & Turnip plants. Eph returnd from Ordination, all well at mr Towns. at home.  
13 7
Clear and very windy. I have been tending my Cloath. mr Ballard returnd from his Tour. at home.  
14 D
Clear. my Famely all attended worship at the meeting house Except Patty. we all Dind at Jon as and Pollards. Dolly was very unwell at Evng. at meeting. mr Stone performd.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.