Martha Ballard's Diary, August 25 - 28, 1794

25 2
Clear & very warm. I Came to Son Pollards, took Breakfast. Ephm Brot ye hors & I Came home, met mr Ballard, Selva Moore & James Sturges on their way to Surveying. may they be preservd in Safety & return. I left mrs Pitts more Comfortable, am informd that Shee has been Carried into mrs Pitts Since I left her. Sally Cox is gone to watch ys night. at mr Pittss. mr Ballard Sett out for a Tour of Surveying, Ephm to bring the hors home.  
26 3
Cloudy forenn, Shours with thunder aftern. I was Calld to See mrs Pitts, Shee was thought to be growing near the Close of life, but revivd. her mouth & throat very Soar. poore Creature indures her illness with great patience. her husband & I watcht. her fitt of feaver began at Sun Sett, Continud till after midnight. may her patience Continue. at mr Pittss, his wife was in more pain than Shee has been.  
27 4
Clear & warm. I went from mr Pittss after Break fast, was at mr Craggs, Thwings, Kimbals, Hamlins, Pollards, Blaks & Calld again at mr Pittss. Shee is a little more Comfortable than Shee was yesterday. Dolly & Sally went to mr Densmores. Sally went to Mr Grealys for a Bed Pann for mrs Pitts. mrs Hamlin made me a present of 6/ as Com . I bot 11 lb Veal, Cost 2/6. at mr Pittss & other Neighbr, had 1-2/1 lb Butter of mrs Pollard. Shee Sent Dolly 6/.  
28 5
Clear. my Dagt Pollard Came here foren, mrs Davis aftern. Shee went to Colo Norths. I was Calld in hast at 8h Evn to See mrs Pitts who had an altaration & thought near Expireing. I watcht, mrs Livermore allso. mrs Pitts revivd. at Shubal Pittss mrs Livermore &I watcht. Dagt Pollard and mrs [Davis] here ys Day. 

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.