Martha Baldwin diary,page 82 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] George (good soul) was going home and went out with me. I hated to leave the girls they are all so good & pretend to think lots of me.
George was very good & pleasant, left me at Golesberg, & Wednesday morning at six found me at Detroit most home. Saw several I knew, & eleven found me at home. It does seem good to see every body again.
Gus was at the cars. I went down to her then inspected [?] this afternoon.
I am some tired.
14 Sunday. At church in that new church. Tis pretty. Gus came and stayed till evening meeting we had a good time. Mollie is not at home.
But Our poor country what will be the end. Yesterday blood was spilled; brothers blood. Fort Sumter [sic] is taken. Has God forsaken us.
[?] it may be all well with us yet. Much as I would like to have stayed I am glad I came home. We do live so easy.