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Martha Baldwin diary,page 4
Baldwin, Martha, 1840-1913

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Baldwin, Martha, 1840-1913

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Part of Martha Baldwin's Diary, 1859-1860

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The following is a transcription of Martha Baldwin's diary, 1859-1860. Question marks inclosed in parentheses represent words in the original diary that were illegible. Elipses are used to indicate larger portions of the text found to be illegible.

So I got rigged up to the best of my ability & went up. Mrs. Stickney, James, Verona, Julia were there & Mrs. Duncan & Maggie & Mr. Hill happened there. We had a very pleasant time. I stayed with Gus all night & I had my last talk with her for a long time. This morning when sitting at the table who from that band might be taken ere Gus came home again. The morning before she left last fall, I sat at that table and her father so lively and gay. We little thought, ere she came home again, he would be cold in death, his place in the circle vacant. I shall be so lonely when she goes & Em, too, is going east. To day is town meeting day. We have had great times, Mack and I, disputing on politicks. Last town meeting day or

Martha Baldwin diary,page 4

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