Martha Ballard's Diary, May 15 - 24, 1785

15 B
Clear & Pleasant. Mr Savage & Polly here. I was at home all Day. Mehitable Pollard was married this Day.   
16 2
Clear Morn, Cloudy aftern. Hannah washd. Dolly workd in ye Gardin & went to Savage Boltons for Currant bushes. I was at home all Day. finnishd a pair of tow hoes.   
17 3
Clear. mrs Foster workd for me. Mr Forbes & Peggy & mr Kenady Drank Tea here. Georg Boltons wife here. David Pollards Loggs Brought into ye Brook ys Day. This Day mr Ballard is Sixty years old. I was at home.   
18 4
Clear. I went to mr woodwards, Elliss & Danl Boltons. Betsy Chever here.   
19 5
Clear. I went to mr Westons & other Neighbors. finnishd a pair of Tow hoes.   
20 6
Clear. mrs Forbes, Savage & Elisabh Casson here. Major Pain & mr Glover Dind here. I was at home ys day. Hanhh Crage here.   
21 7
Clear Except a sprinkling of rain before noone. I was Cald to mr Ellises at 1 O Clock aftern, his wife in travil. Shee was Deliverd of a Son at 1 O Clock ye next morn. I tarried all night. Came to Danniel Boltons [  ] in morn.   
22 B
X Birth. Elliss child. XX
A Louray Day. I tarried at mr Boltons all night, his wife being unwell.   
23 2
Cloudy morn. I Returnd from Boltons, got home at 7 O Clock in ye morn. Son Town Came here after noone, his family are well. it raind at night.   
24 3
A Cloudy Day & raind Some. Son Town went from here to go home. mr Ballard gon to mr James Cowens as a refeere on a Cause betweene Jonas Cleark & Henery Babcok. Thommus White Came to tend Saw mill. I was at home all Day   

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.