Martha Ballard's Diary, August 11 - 15, 1792

11 7
Clear Except a lite Shower at Evn. I have been at home. mr Ballard returnd at Evn from Unity, brot the malloncolly News of David Page being Drowned this aftern in a Pond by Capt Whichers. at home. David Page was Drowned ys aftern
12 G
Clear & very warm. I Did not attend worship. Cyrus Came up about noon, Laid Down & Slept. mr Winget Calld. Page was taken out of the water this morn. mr Medcalf here for me to Go & See mrs Sheppard. I went at Evn, find her Nurs is gone. at mr Sheppards. David Page was takn out of the water this morn.  
13 2
A Shower ys morn, Cloudy all Day. mr Ballard & my Dagt Hannah attended funeral off David Page. mr Pollard & Hannah went to mr Porters. Parthenia Barton Came home with them, Shee is 20 years old ys Day, Polly Town is 9 years. at home. Parthenia Came here. David Page was interd this aftn
14 3
Cloudy & a fine rain. I have been at home. mr Ballard went to ye hook & up to ye fort, Ephm to pittstn to mill. at home. we had 13 turkeys hatcht.  
15 4
Clear part off ye Day, Some Showers. mr Ballard went to help Cyrus Dres his mill. I have been at home. Dolly Sleeps here. Sally, Polly & [Poly] Livermr here. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.