Martha Ballard's Diary, July 28 - August 3, 1805

28 1
Clear and warm. I have been at home. Sons Lambd, Ephm & yr wives here. mr Ballard been to meeting. part of Jonas Childn to N. parish. Rosanna Cottle went home. at home. Childn here to See me. Cyrus here.  
29 2
Clear. I have been at home unwel. Cyrus went from here aftern. at home.  
30 3
Clear. I have been at home, Sewd Coverlid raggs. mr Ballard went to Son Ephms, Carried 7_ lb to Son Ephms wife & 2 lb wool. at home. mrs Gilbt at Son Jonas.  
31 4
Clear. I have been at home. mr Ballard is Gone to ye meddow ys aftern. John Pierce & Le faett Ballard went to Saml Pierces 27 inst and returnd this aftern at 2h pm. at home.  
1 5
Cloudy & Some rain. I have done my hous work and Sewd raggs & Coverlid. mr Ballard mowing Bushes East of ye corn field. wido Getchel here. Sist Barton Came here at Evng. at home.  
2 6
Cloudy & Showers. Sist Barton and I went to Son Ephms. I left her there and returnd home at Evng. we Calld at Peris, Hantons & Amos Patridges. I Calld at Shubl Pittss, bot Candles and Snuff. at Son Ephms. Sist Barton with me.  
3 7
Cloudy and Some rain. I have washt my Cloaths and my floors. mr Ballard mowd Bushes fornn & went to ye Settlement aftern. it is wonderful that I am so well. at home. did my washing.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.