Martha Ballard's Diary, July 19 - 23, 1794

19 7
Clear Except a lite Shower. I went aftern to See mrs Pitts, find her not So well as Shee was yesterday. Dolly Spoold & warpt a Linning web. Sally gone home this Evng. I Bot at mr Wessons 1 lb Coffee 1/4 2/7, Do Tea 1/6, 2 lb Sugar 2/, paid ye Cash. I was at Son Pollards, mr [sic] Daught is Cleverly. at Son Pollards & mr Pittss
20 E
Clear. mr Ballard went to meeting, revd mr Turner performd. I have been unwell, Dolly likewise this foren. Shee went aftern to See mrs Pitts, finds her no better, mrs Voce with her. Sally Cocks Came from her Fathers, her Brother is a little better. our Boys got ye Sow with 7 piggs home. at home. Dolly went to See mrs Pitts, finds her very Low.  
21 2
Clear. I went to See mrs Pitts, find her Case Difarant, as Shee has a Severe Gripeing, & relax. I was at old mr Pollards & Hamlins. old mr Hamlin here ys foren. at mr Pittss & others. 
22 3
Clear. I was at Shubal Pittses all Day. Shee is very low, Exercisd with Severe Gripeing & loose Stools. God only knows how it may terminate. I Sent for my hors, but find her So ill I tarried thro the night. Shee had Entervails of Pain & rest, but weak indead. at mr Pittss, his wife very low.  
23 4
Clear. mrs Pitts rose about an hour by Sun in ye morn, went out & milkt ye last milk from ye Cow into her mouth & Swallowd it. it is recommended as very Beneficial by mr Amos Page. her pain Still Continues & God only knows what will be the event. may Shee be prepared. I kept my bed ye most of the Day. Dolly went to her Brors, Calld to See mrs Pitts, finds her very low. mrs Densmore here. at mr Pittss

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.