Martha Ballard's Diary, July 6 - 8, 1797
|26 2 Clear and very warm. our men went to Son Jonas to finish
fraiming and to raise a Barn. I have houghd Some in my gardin
& filld quills. Polly Scoured my Puter Clear
and very warm. mr Timy Pages wife and Fan her
Dagt and Fanny Cocks here. mrss Page paid me 6/ for
my assisting her. Son and Dagt Lambart and their Child Dind &
Sleep here. mr Town here. I have workt Some in my Gardin &
Sowd Some. mr Ballard been to pittstn and to Son
Jonas. mr Town informd that a Child was Drownd at
Canaan, and one belonging to the widdow Runels was hanged, by riseing
from Bed and geting the head through between the backs of
a Chair which the mother had Sett to prevent its falling of ye
at home, had Compy. Son Town Sleeps
here, informd of Two Sudin Deaths.
Clear. my Sons Town & Lambart went from here. my Dagt and Allin
Spent ye Day here. Shee is not so Well
as Could be wisht. mrss Moore and Mc Causland
and Nancy BraadStreat & mrss Dingly here.
mrss Hall Calld here. mr Ballard been to his Sons
and is now gone to winthrop.
at home, had Compy.
Clear and warm. Son Lambart Calld me at 2h
this morn to See his wife who is very ill and has been thro the
night. I Spent the day with her, Dagt Pollard
allso. I felt fatagud and Came home at Evn. Caty
Mc Lad is with her this night. mr Lambart
took a man by the name of Hamelton for thieft and Commited
him to Goall. he has taken from Several People about the fort,
and Sundry articles. may he Sincirely repent and God
Graciously pardon him. O how I pity his Bosom friend, if he has
at Son Lambrts, my Dagt very Sick.
Source: www.doHistory.org. Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.