Martha Ballard's Diary, June 23 - 29, 1803

23 5
Clear and very warm. Revd mr Stone took Tea here and Lydia Nudd went from here by reason of lambness in her right legg. I have workt in my Gardin Some &C. [at home.] mr Stone here. Lydia went away.  
24 6
Clear. I have been at home, Done my hous work, swept the Chambers &C. Dagt Pollard made me a Prest of 6 Block tinn spoons. at [home]. Dagt Ballard here.  
25 7
Clear till aftern, then Cloudy. I have done my hous work, Bakt flower and brown Bread for our Selves & mr Purington. Cut Some grass &C, and I feel fatagued. at home.  
26 1
Clear. I have felt very unwell part of ye day, but went to Son Jonas & Dind with my famely. he & wife, Son Lambd & his, took Tea with us, mr Dany allso. at Son [Jonas] & mr [Crockett] to see his infant [who] is Sick.  
27 2
Cloudy, it raind in ye morning. I have felt very unwell but have done my hous work and houghd in my Gardin. Son Ephm & mr Lathrop Sett out to go to Son Towns to work. Old mrs Cyphers here, brot me 1 Peck indien meal. at home. Son Ephm went to Son Towns to work.  
28 3
Clear. I have done my hous work & Some in my Gardin. mrs Cyphers here, brought me _ peck indien Meal for which, & that yesterday, we paid her 2/3. I went to son Jonas. mr Ballard, Cyrus & my Self took Tea there. at my sons. [mrs] Cyphers here. [Oliv Fletcher & Polly Farewell.]  
29 4
Clear. Old mrss Arnald here. Shee & I went to See Crockess Child, it is very Sick. Sally Church helpt me. the old Lady Sleeps here. at [Crocketts].  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.