Martha Baldwin diary,page 44 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] -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 canâ€™t write anything.
30th Went down to the Congregational church with Lydia. The sermon was excellent one such pretty thing in his prayer â€œMay 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.