But even on 10 or 15 acres poor people make out to maintain families if to [ ] without real suffering. These are the best fed best clad happiest & most self respecting poor people I ever saw. The [consider] [lenience] [ ] [faults] [viewpoints] of need, if [amusement] can, if their morals are successfully met lovingly met both by polygamous wives & husbands monogamous Yet there is a [bunch] of this crop as to every [ ] it is controlled by the [quantity] of water [available] for irrigation the rain fall snow fall on every mtn [mountain] struck [issuing] from the mtn [mountain] there is a [crop] a delta of [ ] the size & the shape of the [ ] delta as if like the [boulders] they had been washed them in floods. & in isolated mtns [mountains] [their] is a zone of children. The height of the [babyless] in Utah is about 600 ft few above this [point] [rain] [ ] is  Alone this gentiles [ ] [babyless], barren, miners, gold seekers. [glaciers] I have [ ]
Original journal dimensions: 8.5 x 14 cm.
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