Martha Ballard's Diary, July 27 - August 5, 1801

27 2
Clear. I have done my hous work and Some in my gardin. Dagt Ballard, mrs Trask & Suky Peas & Doct Barton took Tea with us, Ephm & Wm allso. At home, had Compy
28 3
Clear Except Showers. Sister Barton Came here, Dind with us. Shee, mr Ballard & I took Tea at my Sons, Cyrus allso. Bror Barton Came to my Sons to acompany his wife home. at my Sons. Sister Barton here, & there allso.  
29 4
Clear. I did my work and ironed foren and Cutt 14_ lb Sage from the two beds next to the hous, gathered my Balm flowers. Jonas wife, Capt Wilamss & Robd Fletchers wives Came in here and, I went to my Sons and took Tea with them. Ephm Sleeps at home ys night. at my Sons to Tea. mrss Wilms & Fletcher there.  
30 5
Clear. I have been at home, do not feel very well. At home. Sally Farewel here.  
31 6
Saml Jacksons wife Calld here. Son Lambd dind, he informs me his Sister Filbrook is very low. Phebe Runels & Polly Cypher took Tea here. Hannah Braly went away with them. I paid her 6/11_ for her Service here. at home. Stutely Springers wife Deld of a Dagt by mrs Mosier yesterday  
1 7
Clear. I have been at home, done my hous work though very unable. at home.  
2 1
Clear. I have been at home. mr Ballard, Cyrus & Ephm to meeting, mr Ellis Performd public Service. at home.  
3 2
Clear, Cool morn. I have been at home, done my hous work tho very unable; was Calld to my Sons to See Wilm, he is very ill. mr Ballard down in Town, receivd the tax Bills. Saml Bralys wife here to Tea. at my sons. Wm unwell.  
4 3
Clear. I am very unfit to labour but have my work to do. Doct Barton is Mowing here.   
5 4
Clear. I have been at home. Doct Barton workt here, his wife dind here and went to Son Lambds. Son Jona & wife took Tea here ys aftern. at home, Sister Barton here.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.