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Martha Baldwin diary,page 114
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.

March 1st The spring was ushered in with tears. Tears of joy methinks to return to us once more. It was decided that go I must to that donation party. Much against my will I went with Albert & Mandy on my own invitation. Trained high with (?) King and did not enjoy myself one bit. March 2nd Oh dear O dear I do wish I never would have another gentleman’s call as long as I live. Mother always watches me as close as though she thought I did not know enough to take care of myself & I can’t be watched. This afternoon she discovered something very unladylike and humorous. Perhaps it was

Martha Baldwin diary,page 114

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