Martha Ballard's Diary, May 28 - June 2, 1810

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X. Birth Joshua Heaths 3d Son. XX.
Clear foren, Showers aftern. I was Calld at 2h ys morn to See Joshua Heaths Lady who was in Labour, Shee was Safe Deld at 3 of her 3d Son and 5th Child. Shee & infant are Cleverly. I was Conduted hom wd as far as Capt Smiths by mr Allby. I Calld in to See mrs Pierce, find her Breast is not well yet. I sorted Beens for Planting and did my other wk. at mr Heaths. Birth 9th. receivd 6/ June 2nd 3/S
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Clear. I have been at home. at home.  
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Clear Except Showers. I have been at home. Dagt Ballard, Saml Babcocks wife & Asa Pierces here. I lransplanted Squash. at home, had Company.  
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Clear forenn, Showers aftn. mr Ballard was Sumoned to Coart by Ruel Wilns. he went, [recievd] 75 Cents. I have been [at] home, Set Squash Plants.  
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Clear and Cool. I have bakt brown and flower bread, boiled the last of our Pork and Some Greens for dinner. mrs Babcock Sent me 1 oz Snuff and had Seeds of me. at home, Sett Squash Plants.  
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Clear and pleast. I have washt and made a Meal bagg &C. mr Ballard to Hollowel. mr Lad Paid him the last of the Tax debt. he bot 2 lb Candles, 2/1 do Tea, 1 of Sugar, 3 oz of Snuff & a paper of ink powder. at home. mr Ballard to Hallowell.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.