Martha Ballard's Diary, September 29 - October 3, 1802

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Clear. I was at mr Gills, the Child is viry low. Old Lady Hamlin, mrs Camble & Moore Came there to See me. Old Lady Gill Came there and I left there afler diner. Calld at Son Lambds, Thoms is Sick with the measels; fm there I Came to mr Burtuns, took Tea with friends who Consisted of mrs Hamlin, Crage, Camble, Moores, Carter & 2 mrs Burtuns, & returnd home. Calld at my Sons, his wife is better. Le faett & Wilm are Sick. Sist Barton, mr Porter & wife Sleep here. at mr Gills & other friends.  
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Clear. I went to mr Gills aftern, their Son Saml Expired at 9h [Evn]. I was with them all night. a hous belonging to ye Bigess was Burnt ys night, 2 famely made destitute of a habitation. it was the hous which was Deacon Clearks. at Ditoes. Saml Expired at 9h Evn. Bigess hous Burnt ys night.  
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Clear. I tarried at ditoes till aft diner. Sist Barton Came there. I Came home, Calld at son Lambds, Thoms is unwell, Barney allso. I workt in my Gardin afer I Came home. at Ditoes & son Lambds.  
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Clear. Sist Barton Came here and Cutt Apples to drie for her Self. Sally Church & Child here. we have harvisted Beens & hops. mrs Farewell & Sally been here. at home. Bror & Sist Barton Sleep here.  
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Clear. Bror & Sist left here. Jack Ballard Conducted his aunt to mr Faughts. my famely to meeting but my silf all day. we attended funeral of mr Gills Child after meeting. I had supper to prepare after I Came home. at meeting, & at the funeral of Saml Gill.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.