Martha Ballard's Diary, April 28 - May 2, 1794

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Clear & pleast. Selve Moore & others Sett out to assist mr Ballard in his Surveying. Cyrus went to take the hors home his Dady wrode. I have been at home, workt in my Gardin Seting Currant Bushes &C. at home. thunder & rain in the night.  
29 3
Clear. mrs Densmore Dind here. William workt here. I have Sowd parsnips, Beets, Carrotts, Onions & Sett out Beets & parsnips for Seed, Dugg Beds, &C. at home. mrs Densmore here.  
30 4
Clear. I have been at home, workt very hard in my gardin. planted Beens & Cucumbers & Sowd Beets, Carrots, Parsnips, Safron, Radishes, Onions &C. at home.  
1 5
Clear. mr Densmore put Gargett in to our Cows neck. I was informd that mrs Pitts was unwell & went to See her, find her a little Easier. I tarried all night. raind at Evn, a Brisk wind. at mr Shuball Pittss
2 6
Clear. I went from mr Pitss to mr Child, find them Comfortable. mr Dagt Dolly there to work. I went to See mr Wesson who has had ye mumps, he is mending. I Came to Son Pollards took Tea. Calld at mr Densmores, Came home & Sowd Cabbage Seed and Sumer Savory, & Sett Jill run ye ground. the wife of Danl Bullon interd this Day. I am informd of ye Death of mrss Hopkins, mrs Allin & Richd Moores wife & Joell Chandler. at Ditoes & other Neigrs. the Funeral of mrs Bolton. News of Deaths.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.