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Martha Baldwin diary,page 113
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.

I had to treat him pleasantly & think it best to be good friends till he knows as he is going so soon but if he is going to stay I could not & even now knowing what I do I sometimes think I ought not to speak to him ever. But he has such a familiar way you can not get mad or get him mad. One thing I will say he has such a disposition as Job must have had as he would not notice me though he (?) he more talked about us. 29th Rainy (?) & dreary. Mr. Hill not at home. Mollie came in after school. Writing for the budget box.

Martha Baldwin diary,page 113

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