Martha Ballard's Diary, November 19 - 22, 1795
Clear, warm and very pleasant. I Came from mr Hamlins,
Shee Seems more Comfortable. Dagt Pollard and her Childn,
Son & Dagt Lambart, mr Gill & wife & Harnon,
Barton, Cyrus, Derius, Ephm, Sally Cocks and Sarah Neall all Dind
with mr Ballard and my Self. this day is observd as a public
Thanksgiving. Phillip Bullin and a mr Jones have Brot
News yt the unruly gang have Burnt 2 Barns, 59 Tons
of hay, one hors, Two Swine whict was the property of mr Jones,
Father to this young Gentleman. that they may be Detected and
brot to Justice is my real wish.
at mr Hamlins, Son Pollards. a mr Jones informd
us of the horrid Crime Commited against his Father by a riotus
Clear and pleast. mr Ballard Surveying for Colo Duttun.
young mr Jones Dind here. I was Calld to See David Pollards
youngist Child. I Gave it Some Senna, Manna & Seeds. I went
to See mrss Hamlin, find her much more Comfortable.
Cyrus Carried Rhoda home. we are informd that mr Poore has been
robd by those rufans who robbed mr Ballard.
at David Pollards & mr Hamlins, his
wife is better.
Clear and very pleasant. Son Pollard Came here, his wife and infant
went home with him. Cyrus went to take our hors
home. I reckoned with Sally Cocks and paid her all I owd her. Shee
went to her Dads. mrs Dingly here, took Tea with
me. mr Ballard went to ye fort. we have a Stranger
here to Sleep.
at home. mrss Dingly here.
Dagt Pollard went home.
Cloudy foren. I was Calld to See Mary Densmore, find her Exercised
with great pain. I administred a Clister and returnd home. mr
Ballard and Cyrus went to meeting. we lodgd a Stranger. it began
to Snow at noon. Sarah Came here.
at mr Densmores. Mary is not So well
as Shee has been of late.
Source: www.doHistory.org. Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.