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Martha Baldwin diary,page 91
Baldwin, Martha, 1840-1913

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Baldwin, Martha, 1840-1913

Women Michigan Birmingham Biography

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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] 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 don’t [sic] she go? She don’t [sic] want to, and to morrow she will be so glad she didn’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.

Martha Baldwin diary,page 91

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