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Martha Baldwin diary,page 38
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] [P] The lecture was from G W Whipple of Boston. His subject Young Men of History. All progress of society, reforms, &c carried on by young men, till the world might be said to be moved by youth. Youth might be compared with morn, though sometimes dark and stormy oft bright and beautiful. Youth perverted misled always gives us such representations of savage, fierce cruelties as in the history of Nero and Caligula. The lives of such men are [?] closed by assassination or by suiside [sic] by one when intolerable to themselves by the other when intolerable to the world.

Martha Baldwin diary,page 38

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