Martha Ballard's Diary, May 24 - 30, 1792

24 5
Clear. I wed gardin forenn, and went to mr Densmores to Carry the Cloath for mr Ballard a Coat. I Calld to See mrs Livermr, find her & inft very Comfortable. at mr Densmores & mr Livermrs
25 6
Clear & hott. I have been at home. wed gardin forenn, had Company aftern; Vis mrs Voce, Hersey, Densmr, Betty Baxter & Dagt Dolly. I had a Turkey began to hatch. at home, had Compy
26 7
Cloudy all day, raind at night. I have been at home, Did house work, knitt, & wed gardin; Hannah weaving. my Black Turkey Brot out 14 Chicks. at home.  
27 G
Cloudy & Some rain. I Dind with mr Densmore. Cyrus & Dolly at home. at mr Densmrs
28 2
Clear & pleast. mrs Savage & her Dagt Benjamin here. I went to mr Livermores at Evng. Deacn Coney was here, informs his wife is Comfortable. at mr Livermores. mrs Savage & her Dagt Benn here.  
29 3
Clear. Benn Brown Junr Sheard our Sheep & Ephm Drove them up to my Son Jonas. I have workt in my Gardin part of ys Day. Lidia Densmore here with ye Babe. I was Calld to See mrs Childs. at mr Childs. our Sheep were Shorn this Day.  
30 4
Clear & hott. mrs Childs very unwell all Day. mrs Hamlin and Burtun there. the field piece was fird the most of the night which interrupted my Patient much. at Does. thee field piece was fird at night.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.