Martha Ballard's Diary, July 24 - 28, 1794

24 5
Clear & very warm. mr Ballard went to Pittstn to mill. Son Jon a brot his oldest Son here foren. Ephm went to ye hook for Some Biskitt, 2 Dozn 1/4, Galn Vinigar 1/6, 1 lb Loaf Sugar 1/10. Betsy Voce Calld here, informs me that mrs Pitts is more Comfortable than Shee was yesterday. Daugt Ballard & Childn Sleep here. at home. Dagt Ballard & Children here.  
25 6
Clear & very warm. mr Ballard Surveying at the hook. I have been to See mrs Pitts, find her very weak & low. may Shee have the Divine presence to Support her. Jona, his wife & Childn Sleep here. at Shubal Pittss, his wife very low.  
26 7
Clear & very warm. mr Ballard went to his meddow. Son Jona is gone to winslow. I went to See mrs Parker below here, find her very feeble. Jonas wife & Childn went home by water, our boys Conducted them. Selva Moore Sleeps here. I have wrote to Bror Barton. Dolly went to See mrs Pitts, finds her fadeing. at mr Parkers. wrole to Doct Barton. Jonas wife & Sons went home. Selva Moore Sleeps here.  
27 E
Clear, a Comfortable air in ye morn, but very warm Day. my Self & famely all attend Public worship. I Calld to See mrs Pitts who I find a little revivd, but dare not build my Expectation of her recovery. mr Pitses mother Came to See her. I left her at Sun Sett. Sally Williams & Polly Livermore here at Evng. at meeting & all my famely Prayrs Diserd on behalf of mrs Pitts. Shee is very low, her relax Some abatedd.  
28 2
Clear & warm, Cooler at Evng. mr Ballard & the Boys went to ye meddow to Cut it, Dolly to Son Pollards. Sally washt. mr Pitts here, his wife is not So well as Shee was yesterdy. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.