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Martha Baldwin diary,page 24
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] Adams who visited Niagra [sic] in his old age being asked why he performed the tiresome journey said “I am old soon to go forth from this home and if when I stand on that distant shore one [of] its dwellers should ask from whence I came and I should answer “from earth,” “Ah then you have seen Niagra [sic] could I answer never? That I had gone from home and had not seen our own Niagra [sic]. Not seen the grandest work at home and to which God has breathed the faintest whispers of his power. We deal with vulgar fractions but see not the integers of nature. If nature is ever extravagant in the use of colors tis [sic] when she paints the evening clouds but that is only what is left after the work of the day. She washes her brushes in the evening sky is ready for the work of the coming day.

Martha Baldwin diary,page 24

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