Martha Ballard's Diary, June 29 - July 2, 1806

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Clear. mr Ballard to meeting, Cyrus to Son Lambards. I am at home. mrss Heartwel was here, I am glad shee is So far recovered. Son Lambard Came here, tarried but a little while. Says his famely are as well as usual. at home. mrs Htwl & Son Lambd here.  
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Clear and warmer than it hase been lately. mrs Wiman here for greens, Hannah Ballard allso. mrs Gilbard paid me for what Soap Shee has had of me. mr Ballard and I went to attend ye funeral of master Saml Titcomb who was Drouned on Saterday last. the wife of Esqr Runels Expired on Satterday night last. her remains were interd this Day. may the frequent instances of mortallity Excite us to be allso ready for our last Change. we were at Son Ephms, all well there. A mr Soal Presided at ye funeral, he Delivered a Descoars adapted to the ocation from Lemantations 3d Chap 39 vers, ye words, Wherefore Doth a living Man Complain &C. at the funeral of the oldest Son of Saml Titcomss Esqr. funeral of Old Lady Runels ys Day.  
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Cloudy and misty. I have Done my hous work, Sett Some Plants. mr Ballard & I attended meeting aflern. there were an association of Minesters, Revd mr Winship, mr Parker and mr Jenks from Bath. he Delivered a Discoarse from 2nd Timy 1st Ch 7th vrs. I was informd that Jon a How was Drowned last Satterday, his remains not found yet. at meeting & at mr Thwings, he is very unwell. the mrs Edess were there.  
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we have had a fine rain ys day, may we be thankfull. Elijah & Gidion Barton took Breakfast here, their marm got home Safe. I have Sett Beats, Turnips & Cabages before the rain and done my hous work. mr Ballard got Bark & wood. at home. Sister Bartons Sons here.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.