Martha Ballard's Diary, May 12 - 15, 1795

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Clear. I have workt in my Gardin. Capt F Browns Company were Calld to Exercise this Day. Phillip Bullin and Wm Parmer & mr Lambart, Anna & Fanny took Tea here, and the Girls Sett out for home at Dusk. I planted Beens & Cucumbrs. at home. miss Cocks & Bullin wenthome.  
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rainy. I have been at home, workt Some in my Gardin between Showers. mr Capin wrote here. at home.  
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Clear and Extreamly Pleasant. mr Barnabas Lambart and our Dagt Dolly were united in ye Bonds of matrimony (may it pleas the Author of Mercie to Bless them by restoreing her impared health and granting them long to liv in lov and harmony.) the Magistrate who performd was Wm Brooks Esqr, he returnd ye fee to my Dagt. other attendants on the ocation were mr Capin, Sons Pollard & Jon a, mr Gill & yr wives, mr Pitts & Sister, mr Richd Foster and wife, mr Stodert & miss Pollard, together with all my famely which Consisted of mr Ballard, my Self, Sons Cyrus, Ephm, S. G. Moore, Sally Cocks, Lucy Petty & Bickford. mr Davenport ocationally was at Tea with us. the whole was performd with Desency. at home. mr Barnabas Lambart and our Daugt Dolly were united in matrimony. mr Capin writing here foren
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Clear. mr Lambart and wife went to Dine at Son Pollards, and Spend aftern at mr Capins. mr Capin has been writing on Plans for mr Ballard, he bestowd 6/ as a reward for my assisting his wife. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.