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Martha Baldwin diary,page 29
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.

15th Busy. Very warm. 16th Very warm. To night I went down to Mr. Davenports to call. Charlotte has certainly improved. 17th That (?) school celebration has come off again. Everybody was there with their folks. My mother and Sarah & Sophia and the children made up my load. Mr. Crutcheon was in Pontiac attending the teachers institute but could not come down. If he goes back without coming to see Gus & I we shall be mad. (?) Em Davis says he isn’t. Came home tired out. Hatcher James & George B--- were about the only ones we could muster. Frank & I were much together. Also Gus, Clara and the rest.

Martha Baldwin diary,page 29

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