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Martha Baldwin diary,page 62
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] heavenly beauty. After the fall, she has fallen at his feet while the utmost horror is on her face, she clings to him for support, while he would shield her from the impending ruin. The lightnings [sic] dart around the dark clouds, the tree is rent, in [?] the rain falls, in large, full drops, the lion too knows his power and bids man defiance, while Satan changes from the form of the serpent and with eyes gleaming with revenge hatred and all that can be thought of darkness, & ill raises his hand bidding stern defiance to heaven while around his head dart the raging flames. But oh! the calm joy on her face in the one, the aging in the other. I never thought the canvas could tell so much. The artist is [?]

Martha Baldwin diary,page 62

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