Martha Ballard's Diary, November 30 - December 4, 1791

30 4
A Clear, Serene morn, over Cast day. mr Ballard, my Self & Jona attended Funeral of Betsy Heuston who Expird at her Uncle Pollards. Shee was interd at 4h pm. I Calld to See mr Densmores Childn, find them a little more Comfortable. my Dagt Hannah is very unwell ys Evn. I gave her Some Cammomile & Camphr. Shee Batht her feet & went into a warm Bed. I hope it will relieve her. I attended funeral of Betsy Heuston.  
1 5
Cloudy & misty Day, raind at Evn. mr Ballard went to Esqr Coneys foren, to ye hook aftn to Lay out a Burying Place & meeting house Spot which was given by mr Charls Vahn to ys Town. I have been at home, helpt Ephm remove Turnips & other Sause into Bins. Hannah is more Comfortable. at home.  
2 6
A SE wind & rain this foren, Clear at Evng. I have been at home. Cleand the Seller & pickt a pound of wool which I had of mr Snell. mr Ballard been to the fort & hook, is gone to ye fort again to meet the Select Gentlemen, requested an order for what is Due to him from this Town. they did not grant it but paid him forty Shillings in part of his acount. at home.  
3 7
Clear & pleast. I have been at[" home." - implied] helpt Hannah about house. Dolly Came home at Evng. Ephm been to pitts tn to mill, brot 3 bushels of meel. wrode mr Pollards hors, ours is lame. home. 
4 B
Cloudy Except the morn which was Clear. Cyrus Came home, informs that mr Lamirey of Pounalboro [ wasfe] was Drowned by his Canoe overseting the 2nt inst. I have been at home. my Dagts went to See Polly Livermore who is unwell. her Daddy here at Evn. at home. [ Gy] Cyrus & Dolly here.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.