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Martha Baldwin diary,page 84
Baldwin, Martha, 1840-1913

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Baldwin, Martha, 1840-1913

Women Michigan Birmingham Biography

Birmingham (Mich.) History

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Part of Martha Baldwin's Diary, 1860-1863

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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 […]. Whole paragraphs found to be illegible have been noted in the following manner: [P] 22nd Walked home. Called at Mrs Fish’s. A home death has lately entered. The bright, beautiful boy rests in heaven. Clara here & Gus. 24 Up to Pontiac. Cold & rainy. Mother stayed. Mollie home. It seems so good. 25 At Em Davis with Clara. Called on Ella & Mollie. Doesn’t it seem awful that in our own land brothers are arrayed against each other? It does seem that it must not, can not be. God protect us. A letter from Loo. Between twenty & thirty of the best students have enlisted. I think their [sic] foolish for there is no call for it now. Probably twill break up the school. 26 This afternoon visited at Mrs Winslows with Clara. Went down to see about the school. Commence Monday. Mollie went up to the party. Went […] Came home so and had a good time. Stayed with Mollie all night.

Martha Baldwin diary,page 84

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