Martha Ballard's Diary, July 21 - 26, 1787

21 7
Clear. I went to See David Densmoores knee. mr Barton & Betsy Town went from here. I Settld with Pamela This Day. Shee has Lost 1 months time, or rather workt for her Self since Shee came here & had, 20 yd s Cloth at 2/8 pr yd 2:13:4 Lawn for an apron : 7:6 2 pair shoes 12/ Leather & makeing :17:1 Paid mrs Densmore for Cuting her gown :6 Credit by her Labour 4:--:- Detr to 1/7 in cash : 1:7   
22 G
Clear. I attended publik worship. Revd mr Foster preacht a DisCoars on the Death of a Daughter of Esqr Huzzys who was Buried Last Sabbath Day at Nantucket. Mr Porter Carried his wife home from here after Exercise. Mr Ballard & I went to mr Savages.   
23 2
Clear. ye Girls washt. mrs Ellis & Bolton here, gave me Some Coffee, Tea & Sugar; They Dind. mr Ballard Brot 2 loads hay. I made a Syrrup for mrs Savage.   
24 3
Clear. mr Ballard went after money for Tylor. I gatherd String Beans. mrs Voce & Daughter & Nathan Howard returnd from Boston. I went to mr Savages. Sally Peirce Sleeps here. Lad of washinton Ett Supper here. Hannah Cool gone to See her Sister Pegy who is Sick.   
25 4
Clear. I was Calld to Doct Coneys to See Pegg Cool who is near Expireing, from there was Calld to See mrs Brown who has a Dread full Lame hand. went Back to the Doctrs, Set up all night. Peggy Expird about 2 O Clok y s morn.   
26 5
At Doct Coneys. Peggy Departed ys Life about 3 O Clok ys morn. Bitsy champny taken Sick. the Doct returnd from S. river at 2 PM. I was to see Old Lady Coney. Came up with mr mc cMasters as far as mr Westons.   

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.