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Martha Baldwin diary,page 88
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] I would like to go but think perhaps I’dd [sic] better not. O I wish it was Friday night. To morrow I’ve got to go down there again. William P--- is here and war is the theme. O how sad it is! but many years it will [be] before peace comes again. Quite a [?] our hurrah for Davis, made the [?] Now I must write to Eva. How I wish she was here. Sunday 22. Went to the farm for some beautiful flowers. Then over to [?][?] for Mother. Had a pleasant ride. After we came home I called. I wish he had stayed away, but Lucy was here so could not tell him what was what. If I could see him this week so he won’t call next. But I don’t think she ought to blame me. I am sure I was [?][?]

Martha Baldwin diary,page 88

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