On January 16, 1812, Thursday, Martha Ballard Diary wrote in
Clear the most of the day. old
mrs Stone here, informd that old mrs Shaw departed this life last night. A mr
Hammond and mrs Mason here at Evng.
at home. Funeral mr Pipers
The next day on January 17, 1812, Friday, she wrote:
Clear. Funeral of Old mrss Shaw.
Betsy Wiman Calld here. Revd mr Tappin here, gave mr Ballard 8 Dolars of the
money Contributed for the relief of the poore. I was Calld by mr Livermore to
go and See his wife who was in Labour, her women were Calld at 9h Evn. old mrss
Hamlin, Nichols and 2 mrss Heartfords.
at home till Evng. Revd mr Tappin
here. Funeral Old mrss Shaw. I went to mr Livermores at Evng.
The transcription above is again taken form the website dohistory. The transcription of the diary is the work of Robert R. McCausland and Cynthia MacAlman McCausland.
For more on Martha Ballard see here and here.
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