Martha Ballard's Diary, December 30 - 31, 1785
A Snow Storm & very Cold. I have been at home ys Day. mr French
informd me of ye Death of mrs Stuart who Deceast ys morn.
mr Hinkley & Lady went past here on yr
way home. I finishd Ephes Stockins & fixt Cyruss
AClear, Cold Day. I was at home all day and mended mr Ballards Great
Coat. we were Enformd of ye funeral of Mrs Stuart at ye Hook.
Mr Williams Dind here, Says his wife is unwell. Children
I have been Calld to ye Birth of thee year past: 28.
Seventean of ym were Daughters. Novemr
14 Receivd of Danl Bolton in part, one Dollar for
going to his wife Sundry times last sumer & Extracting
a Dafter &C, &C. -:6:- I have Lost 42 nights
Sleep ye year past.
Source: www.doHistory.org. Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.