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Martha Baldwin diary,page 62
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.

long talked of Orchard Lake. Mr. M’s house is on banks of Pine Lake beautifully situated, but in going from there we took the wrong road so that instead of going a quarter of a mile we went four before we reached the lake (Orchard) but had a fine view of Cass notwithstanding, and in our time found ourselves in the right place. Came home from there on the east bank of the (?). O it is so delightful there. If Michigan is not considered much, it certainly has some beautiful lakes. It must be so pleasant to live on the banks especially in summer. The day has been one of the Indian summers best and we enjoyed it enough to pay us for thinking of it all summer. Wish Gus could have gone. At the center I left Lizzie

Martha Baldwin diary,page 62

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