Martha Ballard's Diary, July 1 - 6, 1790

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Clear. I went to See mr Savage, find him Easier. returnd [&] wed Garden all day, Except writing to Doct Barton & Bror Collins Moore. at mr Savages. wrote to Doct Barton & Bror Collins.  
2 6
Clear. I wrote to Brother Elijah & Sist Walers. mr Ballard at the hook. my girls washt. I workt in my garden. at home.  
3 7
Clear. mr Ballard at Colo Howards on Business. I have workt in ye Garden. James Clearks wife Dind here. mrs Brown here for her hatt. at home.  
4 C
Clear. I have been at home. mr Seth Williams Drank Tea here. at home. Death of Sherebiah Town.  
5 2
Cloudy & some Rain. mr Kingsbury Left here Bound for Oxford. mr Ballard went to ye hook. mrs Harris here on a visit. Capt Stackpool here, informs that Sherebiah Town Expird last Evn between 11 & 12 hours. he is to be interd to morrow. ye Capt allso informd yt a mr Lues was killd by a Limb falling of a tree; that a man at Penopscott hangd him Self & a nother at Boston Shott himself. I have been at home. I have been at home.  
6 3
Clear. I Left home Early Bound for Pounalboro; mr Ballard allso. we went on Board Leut Pollards Boat. Stopt at Pitts town. got to mr Hatches where we took Lodgings During the Coarts Setting. went into Coart aftn. at Coart.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.