Martha Baldwin diary,page 100 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] Dec 27th Rather to my surprise found myself at the Masons festival. Enjoyed it much.
Jan 1st The new year 1863
Tis strange to me where the last year has gone. In vain I look after its faded days, yet they heed not my callâ€”[?] to come back again. And they have taken from me many happy moments and those that may be yes will have been the happiest of life. But if so to me what have I made them to others?
I can not dare to answer but add the fervent prayer.
May the coming year make me better and teach me to do better deeds and have better motives and any friends may happiness be theirs and may I do much to make them so then wellcome [sic] 1863.