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Martha Baldwin diary,page 44
Baldwin, Martha, 1840-1913

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Baldwin, Martha, 1840-1913

Women Michigan Birmingham Biography

Birmingham (Mich.) History

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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] -mas is not so nice. The snow is falling so gently and softly, the [?] are [?] in all ways and as I sit here looking down upon the town, I think how I would like to look in at every human and see the joys or sorrows. How white and cold these ancient hills seem. 28th Saturday once more busy very. To night Lucy & Casden were sent for to attend the funeral of a cousin. It is a bitter cold night. Sat up till around twelve but did not work out much. I can’t write anything. 30th Went down to the Congregational church with Lydia. The sermon was excellent one such pretty thing in his prayer “May the lost acts of the past year be written by the [?] angel of good and not bad, and over all may be written repentant, penitant [sic], & forgiven.

Martha Baldwin diary,page 44

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