Martha Ballard's Diary, May 25 - June 3, 1785

25 4
Clear. I went onto ye gardin to plant peppers. Ephm Came in, Complaind of pain in his bowels, had a very ill turn. I set out some roots aftern. Hannah & Dolly went to mr Crages. mr Ballard went to mr Fauts for Seed Corn.   
26 5
Clear. mrs Weston Rode as far as here. mrs Foster & Billy here & mrs Woodward. James Cowen tarried here all night. I was at home all Day.   
27 6
It raind. mr Hamlin arivd here from ye westward. I made Some Butter. was at home ys Day.   
28 7
I was at home. It Raind. mrs Weston here; Georg Boltons wife, Sally Bolton & Polly Savage.   
29 B
I was Calld to Danniel Boltons to See his wife. went to See mrs Ellis.   
30 2
At Boltons all Day.   
31 3
Birth of Asa Wlms Dafter. X
I Came home from mr Boltons Early, had not Set Down before Asa Williams Came for me to go to his wife. I went as far as Crages, Crost ye river & went on hors back in great hast. found her Safely Delivrd by Old mrs Ingerham. Mr Wilms gave me 10S. I returnd home at 12 O Clock. Saml Babcoks wife & Dorcas Savage here.   
1 4
Clear. I was at home. mrs Savage, Chambn, Bolton & Forbes here. Polly hamlin Came at Eving.   
2 5
Clear. I went to mr Westons afternoone. Calld at mr Brokss & mr Bissbees.   
3 6
Clear. mrs Gardy, mrs Savage & forbes came here; Mrs Foster, Sarah & Polly Talor also. I was at home all Day. We Brewd.   

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.