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Martha Baldwin diary,page 1
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, 1858-1859

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The following is taken from a transcription of Martha Baldwin’s diary (1858-1859). Illegible sections of the original text are noted as follows: ______. A parenthetical question mark (?) follows words in the original text that were not completely legible but were still transcribed. Let the first be first is a motto deserving of remembrance, yet as we pass along life’s varied way, it’s pleasant to have something to which we may return and be for a time, again engaging those loved and cherished scenes, and by memory led back to association with the friends of long ago. For one year I kept a partial record of my doings and if for the last three years I had done so, twould be a source of pleasure not to look back and vividly see the hours spent with that then happy band, happy band so widely scattered. Two years ago the 18th of last August, I commenced school in this village under the instruction of Miss Delia I. Denison. Many happy

Martha Baldwin diary,page 1

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