Martha Ballard's Diary, November 30 - December 3, 1806

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rainy. mr Ballard to meeting. the Funeral of Saml Ballard was attended after the afternoon Service. Revd mr Stone Came and made A Prayer which I think was Excilent. Jason Pierce had a Son Expire last night or ys morn, aged 3 years. at Son Jonas to attend ye Funeral ofhis Son Saml.  
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Clear and not Cold. W. Stones wf brot 2 Skeins hoes yn, 2 Do Backbanded. I have done various kinds of wk. mrs Heartwel been here twice, informs me Saml Cleark & [youngest] Child are Sick. mr Ballard Sett out for Son Pollards, met Sally Cleark with his Cloaths and returnd. Shee went to her Brors. at home. Jason Pierce Came home. mr Balld workt for Son Jona forenn. Death of Emaly Cleark, Dagt of Saml Cleark.  
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Clear. mr Ballard & I attended the funeral of a Child of Jason Pierce. Revd mr Stone attended. the Corps were brot to Son Jonas and interd by his Child. A mr Walker from Hamden Sleeps here. at funeral Jason Pierces Son Isiah.  
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Clear day, Cloudy Evng. mr Walker took Breakfast, his hors was kept here. mr Ballard did ye business he Came on. he gave him 2 Dols and made me a prest of 20 Cents. A mr Pumroy Came ys morn, had business done about Certificate. Allin L. & W. Swanton dind. mrss Gilbard, Jona B. Junr & Wilm Supt. I got ready to attend Funeral of Saml Clearks Child. my husband Complained he was unwel and I did not go. ye Boys Sleep here. at home. Funeral of Saml [Clearks] Child.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.