Martha Ballard's Diary, July 8 - 11, 1788

8 3
Very heavy Showers. mr Ballard went to Pownalboro Coart. I am informd by mrs Weston yt the wife of Joseph Foster Expird this morn at 2 O Clok. Clarrisa Barton Left here for home attended by mr Scenter. I went to see mr Williams & tarried all night. at Wilmss. mrs LiverMoore Deld of a Son by Doct Coney at 11 Evng. Death mrs Foster.  
9 4
Cloudy. I Came home from Wilmss. Nathan Howard Calld here. my Self & Dagts attended funeral of mrs Foster. I was at Colo Nhs, Capt Porters, mr Westons & mr Crages & Wilmss. mr Thwing very much Distrest with an Austma. mr Gille & Patrige Sleep here. at Ditoes, mrs Foster interd.  
10 5
Cloudy & Showers. Jona went to Coart. the Girls washt. I was Cleaning The Seller. mrs Taylor was here; Says Polly is very Low indeed. at home.  
11 6
Clear & not very warm. I have been Cleaning thee Seller. Capt Savages Lady & mr Edward Savages also, were here. I went to mr Williamss & Capt Porters. Hannah was at Wilmss. I was at mr Wms

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.