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Martha Baldwin diary,page 65
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.

14th Cold. Cold. Busy as I could be I am studying arithmetic and have to day studied out circulating decimals which I never before understood. 15 Pleasant took a short ride to day and went nowhere only off once because I ride without a saddle. Emily Davis called. Aunty & Willy came back. Sent for the Atlantic Monthly to day I think we shall not be any poorer at the end of the year than if we had nothing to read. 16th Lizzie and her mother called this afternoon. After that Mary and I took a walk up to the graveyard. What a shame that is so neglected.

Martha Baldwin diary,page 65

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