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Martha Baldwin diary,page 61
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] 9th Such a days work. Up at five & washed till time to go down there and read compositions; did not get home till eleven and then had to clean, finish washing get our dinners and go down to see a picture on exhibition here, Adam & Eve. And then have to get supper & make bread, take up wood & one thousand steps, extra to take. And then [?][?] Father and Mother came which of course made more steps, too. But those pictures, they were perfectly grand. Eve is reclining on the shoulder of Adam, who is seated on a trunk with the lion lying at his back, while she is placing the apple in his hand, and looking up to him with such a look. The serpent is coiled round the tree pouring his enchanting words into the ear of Eve, while the scene around is one of quiet

Martha Baldwin diary,page 61

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