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Martha Baldwin diary,page 25
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] But we may go from home far from home, without having our [?] by the open window. The sailor on a distant island shore can look back to his home and though we may not see we may smell our way round the world. Thus the smell of the [?] bears him back to that church to those friends where his youth was past. Thus the [?] carries him away from the present. And now if I wished to go back the eastern land I might engage passage on a geranium leaf, yes even if I wished to cross the sea I might swiftly go in my model craft. Call you not this going from home. Yes indeed we may go from home without crossing our own threshhold [sic]; the bright sky the boom of the canon, the time of Yanky [sic] Doodle that tune composed to ridicule a ridiculous people but now the only true music

Martha Baldwin diary,page 25

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