Martha Baldwin diary,page 34 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, 1858-1859 Type
text, image Format
The following is taken from a transcription of Martha Baldwinâ€™s diary (1858-1859). Illegible sections of the original text are noted as follows: ______. A parenthetical question mark (?) follows words in the original text that were not completely legible but were still transcribed. But ties as it has always been. I am fitted only to, or rather she wants me to let her do it for fear I will do too much.
A great girl that I am, most eighteen. Pity that I canâ€™t go on and do all the work, much more take charge of some part of it. I have faithfully tried to do everything since school was out and have done much. Still it seems as though all I did or tried to do was only annoyance instead of help. But with all this, it would be well if I could keep from fretting so much. May I be enabled by divine aid to be and do better.