The gls [glaciers] From [Sierra] & [innumerable] ranges, [few] [show] gl activity of a kind clearly visible to the inexperienced observer
How unmistakable more [than] 100 mors [Ruchu] [ ] [polished] [surfaces] [Sculpture] .
[E to] Lake ascending [Oquirrh]
To Cottonwood Can [Canyon]
Notwithstanding the many books that have already been written upon the settlement of the Salt Lake Basin by the Mormons no [mine] in its surrounding mountains has been so [little] worked. Those simple & mostly ignorant people [toiling] [leaving] their hard [ ] in Europe Australia [sailing] [the] [ ] the islands of the tropic seas [in ship] their toiling in long [canvases] across the trackless plains & [over] mtns & steams impelled by the meanest & the noblest motives [lust] fanaticism plain love of gain hunger oppression & love pure religion love of [adventure] no subject is more physically & morally & religiously picturesque & a thousand volumes would not exhaust it. The landing
Original journal dimensions: 8.5 x 14 cm.
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