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Martha Baldwin diary,page 15
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] While I am very [?] writing just as though it was her business to wait on me. Saw C___ down town today. He is the queerest mortal I ever saw. A good deal of gas enough to light our street, I imagine. Sunday Nov 11th Nothing out of the common line has occurred this week. Election is over and I suppose Mr Lincoln is elected. Too bad but hope it is as of course it is for the best. O may our country be preserved pure and free in the midst of this victory and disappointment. Have had my letter from home, spent Saturday and Sunday again. Went to the Unitarian service this morning held in the courthouse. One thing he said “that man had need of such a savior who places one hand in the palm of the deity and extends the other to help us up to heaven” I shall never forget.

Martha Baldwin diary,page 15

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