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Martha Baldwin diary,page 3
Baldwin, Martha, 1840-1913

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Baldwin, Martha, 1840-1913

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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. Then came the happiest winter I ever spent. Our school teachers, scholars and all so pleasant. An agreeable society out of as well as in the school room. Never can one forget the merry times we met in social converse. March 29th there was a gay company at Mr. Posts and the 30th at Mr. Term. Though not invited to the latter place and prevented by sickness from joining the former, still they are and their pleasures are familiar. Later in the season we arrived at Mr. Trowbridges and the last of March at Miss Michaels. Our ride to _______ one evening spent at Macks in Frank’s company, the many evenings spent at Lyceum and singing school,

Martha Baldwin diary,page 3

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