Martha Ballard's Diary, June 29 - July 5, 1787

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Clear. Sherebiah Town went to Pitts town. Nathan Howard went on Bord ye vesel for Boston. Theophelus Came in from his farm. Polly Higins had 2 oz Salv, her mother Scalt her feet. I went to ThoS Sewals, Calld at Wilms, mr Pollards & Westons, watcht with Becky. Shee is very Sick.   
30 7
at mr Sewalls all Day. Came home at Eving.   
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Clear. we had ice an intch thik in our yard South Side of ye hous this morn. I attended public worship; a Sermon preacht on ye Death of Lady Howards Daughter. Pamela out publisht. mr Porter here. Isaac Leighton Came here to work fors us the ensueing week. this is the Day apointed for Brother Collins Moores Joining in wedlok with mrs Betsy Chamberlin of winchester. may their Connections be for their happyness.   
2 2
rainy morn. Sally Peirce Bakt here. I went to See mrs Savage, Shees unwell. Hannah Coole gone to mrs Sewall.   
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A Shower. mr Ballard went to a meeting at the Church. mrs Gardy came here. I have had a pain in my Stomach. Ephm went to the meeting hous to Catechizeing. mr Hardin here, Says his Child has had the Soar opend on its throat & is much Better.   
4 4
Clear. independence of America observd in this Town. Pamela & I went to mr Blacks, he was not at home. Seth & Joseph Williamss wives here. mr Dudly, Dr Barton, mr Leighton & Biah Town Sleep here. mrs Harris & other young people here. Hannah took her webb out of the Loom, there was 40 yards.   
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Clear. I went to mr Savages after a Sleigh, did not get one. then went to mrs Pollards for my own, her piece not on it. I was at mr Westons & Revd mr Fosters. I Bogt an apron patren for Pamela of mr Black, price 7/6. Isaac went from here.   

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.