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Martha Baldwin diary,page 104
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.

9th To day has been spent studying. Will came over this afternoon. To night I went over to dancing school and invited the Durkee girls over to tea. Mary called for me to go to a lecture at the Academy. We stayed a while and then went over to dancing school. There is to be a great party at Rochester to morrow night. I was invited and wanted to go. Mother says it is very strange I should have any desire to go. Perhaps it is but here I have been shut up in Birmingham with no society ever since last fall. I do want to get out. I did not expect to enjoy it much but thought I might make some new acquaintances and it would be a change. I have always said I would not to go to a public party here but have been wishing for a long time to have an opportunity to go off some where, but now I have it can not go, or even not have the privilege of going. Our folks think dancing is

Martha Baldwin diary,page 104

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