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Martha Baldwin diary,page 68
Baldwin, Martha, 1840-1913

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Baldwin, Martha, 1840-1913

Women Michigan Birmingham Biography

Birmingham (Mich.) History

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Part of Martha Baldwin's Diary, 1860-1863

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Some sections of the original diary are illegible, and these are noted in the transcription. A bracketed question mark [?] represents one illegible word. Places where whole sentences (or considerable portions thereof) were found to be illegible are noted with a bracketed ellipsis […]. Whole paragraphs found to be illegible have been noted in the following manner: [P] The pale ghost of the setting moon Shall hide beyond yon rocky spines/ And the young archer Morn shall break/ His arrows on the mountain pines/ And, golden sandaled walk the lake. Tis a beautiful moonlight night. I know how the moonbeams fall in that sweet village, how they fall in curls, on the porch, on the white door step, & how they creep through the curtain on my mothers bed. May peace be there and joy. But I know too how they fall up at the farm. On that porch, once so clad with my vines, on which I have said good bye to many friends & greeted them too, on the lane & in that quiet sparkling brook, on the grove, the orchard [?], and at just wonders they are looking in. The glance of the room of the departed one, at that old dining room, that once [?] [?] room my room, Mothers & all, yes I can hear

Martha Baldwin diary,page 68

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