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Martha Baldwin diary,page 5
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] since I have been here that I ever saw before. After walking so much yesterday and the day before I am most sick not able to go to church. From October 1st to 16th. This part of my journal is necessarily dull since I had no book at the time and could not write regularly. Miss Baldwin and her brother have become members of our family, and all moves on just the same. Sometimes I think I like the school and sometimes I wish I had gone to Ohio. But there’s no use wishing now. We have to study hard, very hard, and sometimes I think I can’t do it - but I can.

Martha Baldwin diary,page 5

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