Martha Ballard's Diary, June 7 - 10, 1788
Clear. I was at Wilmss all Day. Sally had another very
ill turn. I Came home at Evining. Left Thos Moore there. find
the Girls have Cleand my house, Ephm Brot Some wood
to mr Willims Thru twitihes.
Clear morn, Cloudy aftn. I went to Nr Wilmss,
he Rode my hors as far as mr Chamberlins; his Dat,
Sally, very ill all day. Shee had Severe fitts aftn
& all night. I Tarrd, Polly Whealor
NatL Brown taken up & interd. at
rainy. I was Calld home. Hannah is very unwell. I Calld Doct
Colman to her asistance; he gave an Emetick which operated
Kindly & gave relief. Parthena & Dolly washt. I went
to mr Ws at 6h pm. we put Sally into
a warm Bath which Seemed to give her Some relief. I returnd home
at 9h pm, find Hannah Cleverly. mr Ballard been to
Colo Duttuns, Brot home Some Stores. we had a Barril
of pork Brot home yesterdy. I was Calld by Polly Wheeler
to mr Wlmss to lay out the Corps of ys
Dat, Sally, who Expird between Eleven & twelve
Hannah unwell. Sally Wilms had fitts
all Day. Shee Expird at 11h 30m. at
Clear. I Came from mr Wmss at 10h morn; laid
on the Bed and took a knap. we all, Except Cyrus, attended the
funeral of Sally Williams. mrs Wms Fainted after
Shee returnd home. mrs Chamberlin & Anne Webb Tarry there.
Sheribiah & Son Town Sleep here.
Funeral of Sally Williams at 5h pm.
Source: www.doHistory.org. Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.