Martha Ballard's Diary, April 14 - 16, 1790

14 4
Clear & very pleasant. I Came home & find my famely well; returnd to mr Craggs. thee remains of his Lady were interd at 4h pm. as many people attended as Could be Expected as the traviling is bad. Deacon Coney made a prayer on the ocation & gave good Exortations. I tarried this night. at Dittoes. Funeral of mrs Cragg.  
15 5
Clear & pleast. mr Cragg Conducted Sally White home, her Child is unwell. he went & Calld mrs Hamlin to take his Dear little infant & giv it Suck. I went to See mrs Weston; find her as well as Could be Expected. I Calld at Colo Norths; find mrs North & mrs Cox a little more Comfortable. Came to mr Craggs; fixt my Self to go home. mr Ballard Came in & informd me I could not pass the Brook below mr Savages & I tarried all night. mrs Voce went to mr Hamlins & Slept with the Babe. at Ditoes & mrs Westons. hear yt mrs Sherburns infant is not like to liv. Betsy Voce here.  
16 6
Cloudy morn. Cleard at 10 h morn. I returnd at 1h pm. find mr Jones here & Dolly gone to mr Hamlins to help take Care of the Babe. mr Cragg attended me home. mr Ballard had a fall which hurt him Some this Day. Betsy here yet. mr Jones Sleeps here. at Ditoes. the ice Breaking up on the river.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.