Martha Ballard's Diary, June 16 - 21, 1790

16 4
Clear. I have been at home. finisht Fosters Stockins, was informd he had wounded him self. mr Burtun & Lady here at Evng. Suball Pitts here. Echobad Pitts informs his Broth is very poorly with his wound. at home. Jonan was taken with a warrant, Bent & Voce allso.  
17 5
Clear. I have been at home. workt in the door yard. mr Foster Sleeps here. informs that Esqr Hussey Departed this Life yesterday at 7 h Pm. mr Kingsbury at mr Burtuns. Jona & others had Tryal for pulling Westons old rack Down. it Cost him 24/. at home. Esqr Hussey Expird yesterday in prisson.  
18 6
Clear. I have been at home. workt in the yard again; feel fatagud. mr Ballard gone to Pitts town. Wilm Haywood here; informs Sherebiah is yet alive but very low. at home. Burial of Esqr Hussey.  
19 7
Showers in ye morn; Clear the rest of the Day. I have workt in ye garden. mrs Woodward & mrs Reed here. I made 10 Dzn Candles. mr Ballard Bot 2 yds Cloath of Capt Rodgers; Price 15/ pr yd. at home.  
20 C
Clear & Cool. I have been at home. at home.  
21 2
Clear. mr Ballard went to ye hook to a meeting of the Proprietors of unity. I went to mr Hamlins & the Fort. Old Lady Howard is very Low with the influenzy. I was at Colo Sewalls. find Son & Dagt Town & wido Barton here when I returnd. Gillbreath here. 4 men from Washinton. David Page here to work. Calvin Edson was Drowned in this river this night. he attempted to Cross & it is Supposd he fell asleep & fell over Board. I was at Fort Western & other Neigsr. Edson Drowned This Evng.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.