Martha Ballard's Diary, July 3 - 7, 1806

3 5
Clear and warm. I have been at home, Done my hous wk & Some in my Gardin. Allin Lambd took Breakfast & Supt here. Ephm Ballard Supt, they Sleep here. mr Ballard is complaining of a Pain in his Back. at home. Allin & Ephm Sleep here.  
4 6
Clear. mrs Farewel Dind with me. mr Ballard went to hear an Oration Delivd at the meeting hous by a mr Jones. he Dind at Son Ephms. mr Heartwel took Supper here. I have Done my hous work, knit and workt in my Gardin. mrs Heartwel has the ague in her face. at home. Allin & Ephm to Breakfast. mrs FarewelDind. mr Hartwel Supt here.  
5 7
Clear. I have Done my hous work, washt, Churnd 4 lb Buller. washt ye Shelvs & floor in ye Bullery, feel fatagued. mr Ballard been to be Shavd, bot me 4 oz Snuff. brot my Glovs which Son Ephms wife bot at Hallowell, Price 7s. mrs Heartwel to our wel twice, Shee Says Son Jona is gone to Jail but he returnd home again at Evng. at home, washt &C, ironed &C.  
6 1
Clear and warmer. mr Ballard, my Self & Son Cyrus to meeting, it was Communion. Revd mr Stone Discoarst fore n fm Romans 9 C last v, aftern fm Luke XVIII C 22 vers. mr Heartwel & Son Jona here at Evng. at meeting & at Son Ephms.  
7 2
Shoury. I have Done my hous wk, houghd in my gardin &C. mr Ballard been Down to Settle with Amos Partridg. ye Settlement was in mr Ballards favour, about 8 Dols. at home. am informd yt Jon a Howse remains were found last Sallerday.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.