Martha Ballard's Diary, May 26 - 31, 1806

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Clear. mr Ballard been to Survey for mr Barrows. I have Dug the ground and planted Cucumbers, winter Squash, musk mellons &C. Sowd String Peas, peppers, Oinions and Rheu, Safron, marigoulds, pepper grass &C, and done my hous work. at home.  
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Clear. I have done my hous work, Brewd, dug gardin, planted Cucumbers, musk mellions and [Bone bis] Beens. mr Ballard dugg a pice of ground forenn, had a Collic pain aftern. at home. mr Balld unwel aftern. Death mrs Mc Night.  
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Churnd 2_ [lb].
Clear. I have workt some in my gardin, Cleand my Seller and done other matters. mrs Densmore, Capt Osgood and others been here. Betsy Andrews here to mend Son Cyruss Cloaths. I am informd that the wife of mr Mc Night Expired yesterday and the mother of mr Peter Eads this morn before 8 O Clock. may we be allso ready. I paid Betsy 3/ towards what work Shee Did for me Some time past. at home. Betsy Andrews workt here. I paid her 3/. Death Old mrs Eads.  
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Clear. I have washt Some, done my hous work and Some out Doors. mr Ballard Complains of a Collic pain ys aftern. the remains of mrs Mc Night interd ys aflern. at home. Funeral mrs Mc Night.  
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Clear. I have been at home, washt 6 Bed Blanketts and did other work but, alas, how unable I felt to do it. mr Ballard attended ye funeral of Old Lady Edes. Cyrus Came here to Shear our Sheep. at home. Funeral Old mrs Eads.  
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Clear. I have been at home. A mr Barrow here for a plan of ye Survey my husband made for him on Monday last. mrs Gilbard here. I have fatagued So much this day I am allmost ready to giv up but how Shall I as there is no one to lake my place in my Business.   

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.