Martha Ballard's Diary, May 25 - 31, 1793

25 7
Clear. mr Ballard went to Pittstn. mr John Jones was here. Dolly returnd from her Brotrs. I have been at home, we bakt pumpkin peis. at home.  
26 F
Cloudy & a little rain aftern. Son Jona & Pollard & their wives and mr Jones & Wilm Haywood here. I have been at home. we Dind on roast Veall. at home.  
27 2
Clear part of ye Day & very warm. I went to Deacon & Doct Conys, Dagt Ballard with me, all well there Except mrs Cumings who has a Cold. mr Ballard been to view timber of Capt Meloys. Mehittable Peirce & H. Wall Sleep here. Jona & wife returnd home. at Deacon Conys. Mhbl Peirce here. I began a Cottne Stockin Dolly.  
28 3
Clear. I have been at home. mr Ballard to Sidny, mr Josh Burton here. Dolly, Sally & mrs Pierce to mr Pollards. mr Partradge & mrs Rockwd Marrid. at home. my Girls at mr Pollards.  
29 4
Clear. John Jones Esqr here, and Setled all acounts & notes with mr Ballard & my Son Cyrus. Cyrus Shearing our Sheep. at home. mr Jones here, mr Ballard Setled with him.  
30 5
Clear & Cool. mr Ballard been on business for Esqr Pitts. I wint to mr Densmores, mrss Livermore and Hinkley there. David Learned Esqr Sleeps here. Cyrus is at Jonas. at mr Densmrs
31 6
Cloudy, raind a little at Evn. Brother Edwd Davis Came here, brot me a letter from Bror Barton of 19 inst. mr Ballard has been to ye hook & the fort. Son Town & Enoch Fuller Dind here. Polly Pollard here to have a gown made. Ephm workt for mr Wm Pitt. I have been at home. at home. Deacon Davis here, brot a Letter from Bror Barton of 19 inst.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.