Martha Baldwin diary,page 71 Creator
Baldwin, Martha, 1840-1913 Institution
Baldwin Public Library Subject
Baldwin, Martha, 1840-1913 Subject
Women Michigan Birmingham Biography Subject
Birmingham (Mich.) History Item Number
Part of Martha Baldwin's Diary, 1860-1863 Type
text, image Format
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 [â€¦]. Whole paragraphs found to be illegible have been noted in the following manner: [P] March first 1861 Was not called on in [?] Sections. Recited in Latin and first rate in Rhetoric.
Went down to the society & had a good time, though the mud was awful deep.
March 2 Saturday A busy day, and had to write my report. Amy brought me four letters one from home, from Eva & from Wash & Paysly.
Dick came for me and, the circle was very pleasant, indeed.
But the rain & mud wasnâ€™t so nice. Father is trying so hard to get me a school.
3rd Another Sabath [sic] past. Have been to church came home in the rain & am most sick. Lucy & Hill have gone to church. Have been reading & writing.
March forth [sic]. A gun just broke upon the air, not the still, but the stormy air, announcing I suppose that Mr Lincoln is president not of the United States