Martha Ballard's Diary, May 21 - 27, 1810

21 2
Clear. I have done Some washing & mending & knit Some, Sowd Leutics Imperial. at home.  
22 3
Clear. I have Sowd Sage Seed and Sorted Beens for Planting &C, knit Some. at home.  
23 4
Clear Spring like day. I have been Sorting Beens & other business about the hous. Son Jona Sett out for Clinton. Allin L. been down with OXen. I had a hen hatched 10 Chicks, lost one. at home.  
24 5
Clear foren, Cloudy aftern, warmer than it has been. mrs Marshal & mrss Heath here aftern. Son Cyrus Came here at Evng, brot me flower which he got of Francis [Toul] for a dbt due fm hm. mr Ballard Sowd Carrots. I Sowd Parsly, put Squash Seeds & Some Potatoes in [Wof ]. at home, Cyrus Came at Evng.  
25 6
Clear Except a Shower. Cyrus Sheard 5 of our Sheep. I have been at home. at home.  
26 7
Clear. Cyrus went to Hallowell. I have Bakt flouer bread. at home.  
27 1
X. Birth Lues Hamlins [3d] Son. XX.
Clear. I was Calld at 7h morn to See Luis Hamlins wife, found her Deliverd of a fine Son by the help of mrs Pratt and Shubal Pitses wife [  ]. I attended public worship aftern. mr Hamlin Conducted me home, gave me 6S. at mr Hamlns. Case 8th performd before I reacht there.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.