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Martha Baldwin diary,page 18
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] Sunday morning 18 cold and dreary have been to church to the Episcopal and have a good time the rest of the day. The other day the prayer that Mary Queen of Scots wrote on the window of her prison with a diamond ring was written on the board in our Latin recitation room. I copied it as it is such beautiful Latin. O Domine Deus, [?] in te / O care [?] Iesus, nomine libira me / In duro catena / In misere poena / Desidero te / Longinendo gerendo / [?] genuflictendo / Adoro imploro, [?] libera me Translation O Lord God Almighty, I trusted in thee / O my blessed Jesus now liberate me / In adamant chains /

Martha Baldwin diary,page 18

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