Martha Ballard's Diary, August 25 - 28, 1794
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
at mr Pittss. mr Ballard Sett out for
a Tour of Surveying, Ephm to bring the hors home.
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.
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/.
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: www.doHistory.org. Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.