Martha Ballard's Diary, June 15 - 18, 1795
Clear. Dolly put in a Bed quillt all tho Shee has been very unwell.
mr Capin, Gill, Dagts Pollard and Ballard and mrss
P. Pollard Came and assisted her. the Gentmn Came
to Conduct them home.
at home. we were quillting on Dollys
Clear. I have been at home, quilltd on Dollys Bed quillt.
mrs Savage Came here aftern, helpt us and we got it out.
mrs PeterSon here.
Clear and warm. I went to the hook, paid mr Joseph Dummer
15 Dolrs for a Buro, Table and Bd Stead for Dolly. I Bot of
mr Strattne 2 poringers @ 1/9, one 1/6 - 5/ -, 2 Candlesticks
1/4; at Rold Smiths 2 Kenisters 2/8, the whole 9/. I
went to See mrs Waid whose Oldest Child or Dagt Expird
at 10h this morn. mr Ballard has been Surveying for
mr Child and Patridg. Ephm Brot Dollys furniture
from mr Dumers.
at the hook and at mr Waids.
his Dagt Betsy Expird ys morn at
X. Birth mr Frosts Child. XX.
Clear & warm. mr Ballard went to Survey for mr
Pollard. mr Lambart Conducted my Daugt home to house
keeping. may God be pleasd to Bless and Prosper them, restore
her to health if it be his will. Sally Cocks went home
with her. Ephm assisted to take up the Boat with
her furniture, he then attended at the interment of mr Waids oldist
Dagt; he was one of the Pall bearers. Saml Page, Dannie mc
Master and Wm Densmore the others.
I was Calld to go to winthrop, went as far as mr
Stephenss. mr [sic] Dagt Dolly went
to house keeping. Birth 28th. Funeral.
Source: www.doHistory.org. Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.