Martha Baldwin diary,page 7 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
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] Kalamazoo Tuesday 16th
Yes, be it remembered that to day I even have heard Stephen A Douglas of Illinois speak address to the people of Kalamazoo in numbers assembled.
The demonstration was that of an enthusiastic throng and most eloquently were they addressed by that great champion of peoples rights. Not soon shall I forget his earnest voice and stern decided expression. This evening went down to the wigwam and heard Bingham hold forth.
He told all the silly old stories ever thought of. The idea of such a compound ever trying to answer Douglas in whose little finger there is more man than in the whole party. Hurrah for Douglas that was my parting salute to the girls when at two in the morning I left my books for bed.