Whirled him over three or four [summersaults] without [ ] [ ] or [ ] or anything when she’s gentle. Thats their religion [Sketch: Nebo from [Nephi] Lehi] Nephi May 21st Rode yesterday from Salt Lake distance 30 miles. The broad levels of the Jordan grandly walled by the Wasatch & Oquirrh. The old lake benches very marked some finely modeled. At dist of 20 ms [miles] make an ascent of about 200 ft. [feet] into val of Utah Lake Mt Nebo breaks on the view & [the] Lake & many dottings of houses a beaut valley. The Wasatch still more impressive. Then from Salt Lake staid overnight with Mormon 5 wives & 41 children. Such a
Original journal dimensions: 8.5 x 14 cm.
Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library
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