Martha Ballard's Diary, November 27 - 29, 1802
Clear part of ye day, very Clear at Evng.
mr Ballard been to Hollowell, Cyrus returnd from winthrop
with ye woll he had Carded there. I have been at
home. Son Jona had his Swine killd, Sent me a harslett.
at home. Cyrus returnd. mr Balld went to ye
Clear and pleast. Sons Jona, Lambard
and wives and 5 of Jon as Childn Supt with us,
Hannah was not here. I am informd at Evng of the
Death of Colo Duttuns wife and that her Funeral was attended
from her Son SamlS. may the visitation of providence be
Sanctified to all nearly Concerned and the Call be heard by us
all to be allso ready, as it is apointed to all men once to die
and after death the Judgment. may we have our loins
girt our lamps Burning that we may not be [Surprised]
when the Bride groom Shall Come.
at home, am informd of ye Death of Colo Duttons wife.
Birth Son Jonas [3d Daugt & 7th
Clear and pleast. I rose at 4h ys morn. mr Ballard
Sett out to Survey for Judg Robbins. I have
been Seting my hous in Some degree of order. Son Ephm made
me a present of a Chest. W. Cypher brot it from ye Shop
and I filld it with lining. was Calld about 2h pm to go and
See Son Jon as wife. Shee had her women Calld at 9 and
was Safe Deld at 11 of her 7th Child and 3d Daught &
at Son Jonas. Birth 10th. I Came home
at 2 and got Some Sleep.
Source: www.doHistory.org. Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.