Martha Baldwin diary,page 91 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] cannon, in stead of the shouts of a glad people to greet the mortal day of freedom.
Does fate decree that it must be thus.
Mother is sad to night, a little. Why? O because she thinks tis well. Every one is going to the party. Why donâ€™t [sic] she go? She donâ€™t [sic] want to, and to morrow she will be so glad she didnâ€™t.
She thinks these parties dull for theres nothing or no body there, and if she did feel a little dull, and blue, this journal has cheered her.
So thanks to you and next year may I note as happy a fourth spent at home with my own dear father & mother.
19th Father came for me to night and glad was I to go home again.
The news of an engagement in which our regiments were involved came to night.