Martha Ballard's Diary, August 18 - 20, 1794
Clear morn. Dolly was up in ye night past
a number of times. I gatherd my Safron, helpt Do hous work foren.
Silva Moore look Breakfast & Dend here. Dolly
Seems a little better. mr Hamlin Calld me to See his infant,
it is very Sick. I went from there to mr Thwings & Kimbals.
was Calld in hast by mr Pitts, his wife being thought
near her Dissolution. I tarried there all night, was in bed
from 12h to 4. Shee revivd & rested Some.
at mr Hamlins, Kimbals, Thwing &
Clear, a fine air. mrs Pitts was So Comfortable that Shee Sett in
her Easy Chair 3 hours foren, had a feavour fitt aftern &
was very much put to it for Breath. revivd a little
and I went to See mr Hamtins infant, find it much revivd. Dagt
Pollard gave it Suck this Day. I returnd home at Sun
Sett. I Calld to See mrs Pitts, Shee is not So well as Shee Could
wish. my Dagt Dolly is a
|be little better.
at mr Hamtins, Pitts & Pittss.
Clear & Cool. I gatherd my Safron and Did other matters about
house foren. was Calld at 12 O Clok to See mrs Pitts
who had an alteration. Shee Seemd in a Drousy State, her hands
& feet Cold, but Shee revivd. I tarried & watcht with
her, the Indiens were noisy which Disturbd her the Evng
but Shee had the most natural rest after 12 which I have known
her in her illness.
at mr Pittss & Hamlins.
Indiens about this Evn, very Noisy.
Source: www.doHistory.org. Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.