Martha Ballard's Diary, July 23 - 27, 1795

23 5
Clear and warm. mr Ballard went to See his meddow, finds it as good as ever he Saw it. I have been at home. Sally Cocks is 20 years old this day. Son Town & Cyrus left here aft Breakfast. Sally piqut 3 pints of rasburies this aftern. At home. Cyrus Slept here last night. Son Town & he took Breakfst
24 6
Cloudy, Some rain aftern. Sally washt. I houghd my Gardin and Got String beens for Densmr. mr Ballard wrode out on business. at home. [Nancy Young] a Son, [but] expird ye 25.  
25 7
X. Birth Wm Daws Dagt. XX.
Clear and very warm. mrs Kenney here, Says her Dagt is Comfortable. I houghd the Cabbages by ye Door. was Calld at 2h pm to See mrss Daw at ye hook. Shee was Deld of a fine Dagt at 8. I tarried all night, Sett up with her. this is her first Dagt and 6th Child. at mr Daws. Birth 33d. I receivd 7/6. Jessy Kimbals inft Expird at 8 hours Evng.  
26 D
Clear. I returnd from mr Daws, left my Patients Cleverly. we were informd at noon of ye Death of Jessy Kimbals infant; it was Born May 20th. Sally went to her Dadys at Evng. I was at meeting aftn. mr Partrage & wife and Child here. I piqut three Cucumber. at Ditoes. funeral Nancy Youngs infant Son.  
27 2
Cloudy, raind at night. my Dagts Pollard and Lambart Spent the Day with me, returnd home at Evng. [we Dind] on roast Lamb, String beens & Green Peas and Cucumbers. Sally Cocks Came home at Evn, attended by mr Jessy Bullin. mr Ballard been from home. at home. my Dagts here. Jessy Kimbals infant Dagt interd this aftn.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.