Martha Ballard's Diary, May 19 - 25, 1806

19 2
Clear. I have been at home, workt in Gardin and done hous work. at home.  
20 3
Clear. I have been at home, done hous work & Some in ye Gardin. at home.  
21 4
Clear. I have Churnd 3_ lb Butter, Bakt and done other matters. was Calld by Isaac Beals at 5h pm to go and See his wife who was in Labour, tarrie there all night. at mr Isaac Beals. 26th recd
22 5
X. Birth Isaac Bealss 3d Son & 5th Child. XXX.
Clear, a frost ys morn. the Patient was Safe Deld at 1h ys morn of A Son, her 5th Child and 3d Son. Shee is Cleverly, ye Babe was atact with distrese about 2h after the Birth. we thought it was Dead but it revivd. Mr Beals went to Rhed field and brot a Nurs. I tarried till he returnd and Came home on hors back, had my hous to Sett in order. I have not Slept Sence I left home. at mr Bealss. Birth 2nt. receivd 6/ in part 26th. recd 3/ by my husband which he receivd of mr Beals.  
23 6
Clear. mr Ballard been to Coart. I have done my hous work, planted Corn, Pumpkins, Squash, water mellons and got the weads from part of my Curent bushes. I feel Some falagued. at home, workt in my Gardin.  
24 7
Clear. I have workt in my Gardin, Planted watermellions, Corn, Beens & Pumpkins and Done my washing. feel falagued. mr Ballard been to Coart, finisht Planting his Corn after he returnd. at home, workt in my garding & washt.  
25 1
Clear. mr Ballard & Cyrus to meeting. Revd mr Parker performd, Discoarst from Psalm 73 forn, fm 1st Timothy aftern. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.