Martha Ballard's Diary, May 28 - June 2, 1804

28 2
Clear. I have Sett young trees & done other matters in my Gardin. feel Some what fatagued, have knit Some. at home. workt in Gardin, Sett trees &C.  
29 3
Clear. Joanna is washing. I have houghd in my gardin and knit Some. Son Ephm Gone to plant his ground with Potatoes this aftern. Cyrus is planting Corn. he went foren and Carried a Baskett of Greens to Shubal Pittss. at home. Sent a Basket of Greens to mrs Pitts.  
30 4
Clear. I have felt very feeble this day. Joanna Washing at son Jona. his wife to mrs Farewels. mrss Smith & Freeman here. Ephm and Leml planting his Ground. Heman to work at ye Shop, Lothrop Came here at night. this is Election day. at home, had Company.  
31 5
Clear foren, Cloudy aftern, raind at Evng. Son Ephm with his apprentises and mr Lathrop went from here this morn to work for mr Whitwel. Ephm has hird a Part his hous. I gave him a Bed Bolster [&] pillows & 1 Blankett & pair pillow Cases. I wish him Prosperity. Cyrus was down, Says his Father has been to work with [Epm]. I have been boiling my Soap. at home. Son Ephm removd his tools and Some other things to mr Whitwels.  
1 6
Cloudy and Some rain. I have been doing my Soap. Dagt Lambd and Rhoda Pollard took Tea here. Cyrus been to Hallowell for 3 Sheep. Joanna Did hous work and Pickt wool. at home. Dagt Lambd Calld here.  
2 7
Clear. I have been Cleaning the Buttery, finisht my Soap. Sowd Some peas South of ye hous, dug Chips in the door yd &C. mrs Farewel Calld here. Lemuel is 15 years old ys day. Joanna Cleand hous. Cyrus & Nicholas Shaw Planted Potatoes & Yoaked the hoggs. at home. mrs Farewel Calld here.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.