Martha Ballard's Diary, August 13 - 19, 1801

13 5
Clear foren. I Sett out for home after Breakfast, left my Patients Cleverly. Calld at Son Pollards, Lambards, they are well. his Father there, Son Pollard allso. his oldest Child had an ill turn last night but is better. I reacht home at 10hm. Brother Lambard Dind here and went on for mr Capins. it has raind Since 4h pm. at mr Moores. mrs Herington washt here yesterday.  
14 6
Clear forn, a Shower aftern. Doct Barton dind here, he has been to look of Land. mr Ballard Sett out to Survey it. Dagt Pollard Came here near night. Cyrus went home with ye hors Shee wrode. at home.  
15 7
Clear. I have been at home, feel very unwell. Dagt Lambard Came here. Sister Barton went home after Diner. my Dagts, with my sons wife, went to mr Gills. Dolly returnd and Sleeps here. mr Ballard returned from Surveying. I paid my Sister 3/, and to mrs Herington for washing 2/, and to the Stors 6/. at home. my Dagts went to mr Gills.  
16 1
Clear Except a Shower at Evn. Sons Pollard and Lambd Came, we all Dind at Son Jonas Except Dagt Pollard, who was at mr Gills till near night. they went home after ye Shower. mr Ballard & Cyrus to meeting to the meeting hous, Ephm to uper parsh. at my Sons.  
17 2
Clear. I have been at home, houghd Part of my Cabbages and did hous work. Doct Barton mowing here. at home.  
18 3
Clear and very warm, raind at Evng. I have been at home, very unwell. Dagt Ballard Came and got me Some Breakfast & helpt me get Supper. Doct Barton workt here. Son Town Sleeps here, his famely [well]. at home. Son Town Sleeps here.  
19 4
Clear. mrs Herington washt for me. I paid her 1/8 Cash, in Buller /3d. Sons Town and Lambard Sleep here. I feel very weak and low but have my work to do. At home. Sons Town & Lambd Sleep here.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.