institutions while a new universal [theocracy] shall succeed & [ ] [forever] the nucleus of this kingdom is formed & is beginning to [grow] in the heart of our [country]. Coming down from this mountains to [men] I always feel near out of place from [Sunlight] to [ ] [gas] & dust & am always glad to touch the [long] rock again & dip my hand in high mountain sky. In Mormon baby thickets feel more than ever insignificant. Am compassionately [ ] [ ] [ ] [in] [ ] [ ] & [wonder] Ice Spring Jordan Nebo Storm Mormon Babies & wives & husbands I [say] I’ve not had [baby] [opportunities] [I]-[I]-[I] [have] [been] always [in the] meads [meadows] [gathering] flrs [flowers] & [studying] [nature] birds & squirrels & wild sheep are my only children. I’ve [the] woman tells you [ ] once the first. [They] [when] [you] go to their houses almost [before] they take your hat or [give] you a chair I’ve   , & [they] ask how many has your wives [ ] what of your [friend]. My [camp]
Original journal dimensions: 8.5 x 14 cm.
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