Martha Ballard's Diary, June 30 - July 15, 1803

[30] 5
Clear and hott. mrs Arnold left here. Sally Church here with her Child. I have workt in my Garden. at home.  
1 6
Cloudy and rain. Sally went home, I paid her 3/. Polly Farewel Sewing for me. Jonas wife & Childn here to Tea. mr Ballard & I to Lectr. at Lecter.  
2 7
Cloudy. I have been at home. at home.  
3 1
Clear. I have been very unwell. mr Ballard to meeting, it is Communion day. at home, unwell.  
4 2
Clear. I have done my hous work. S. Getchel expired. mr Ballard & Cyrus down below. at home.  
5 3
Clear and warm. Son Jona and wife to funeral, Jack & Le faett allso. Fanny & ye Childn here. Lon & Dagt Lambd to Tea with me. at home. Lambd & wife here.  
6 4
Clear. I have Cleand my Chambers, Fanny helpt me aflern Clean ye rooms. I went to See Jonas babe. Polly Farewell here. at my Sons.  
7 5
Clear. mrs Farewel and Brown here. I went to See Martha, her Eye is much Sweld. Sally Church washt for me. at Ditoes.  
8 6
Clear. I have done my work and been to See the Child. Son Pollard Came home with me and Sleeps here. at Ditoes  
9 7
Clear and very warm. I have done my work and went to See the Child, find it much as it was. Hannah Came and ironed for me. I have transptanted squash & Cucums, Sowd String peas. at Ditoes. Sowd String peas.  
10 1
Clear. I have been very unwel. mr Balld at meeting. at home.  
11 2
Clear. mrs Crocket here to wash her Cloaths. I have done my work & nurst her babe. at home.  
12 3
Cloudy and Some rain. Sally Church washt. I washt Bed room and Cleand Bedsted. at home.  
13 4
Cloudy & rain. mr Ballard Collecting. I have done hous work, Cleand Cyruss Bedstd. Sett plants and houd in gardin. at home.  
14 5
Clear. I have Cleand Ephms Bedstd, washt North Chambr. mrs Farewel, Dagt Ballard & mrs Ketridg here. at home.  
15 6
Clear. I have been at home, am informd Barny Lambard fel in to ye wel 13th inst but was taken out and had receivd but little injury. I wish to Bless God for his preserving Mercy. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.