Letters From Martha to "Dear Ones at Home", October 19-30, 1873

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Letters From Martha to "Dear Ones at Home", October 19-30, 1873

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Buildings; Missions; Sabbath; Sabbath schools; Friendship; Railroad trains; Money; Indians of North America; Endemic plants; Mountains

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In these letters home, Mattie tells of her travel from Chicago to San Francisco before leaving to be a missionary in China. They travel by train and she describes the unique landscapes and wildlife she encounters along with people such as Native Americans. After arriving in San Francisco, she attends a Chinese Sabbath school where she comments on her experience with sermons. She is invited by Mr. Stubbs to stay with him and his family and later meets Aho, the girl that taught Harriet Chinese. She remarks on the wealth exhibited in the city as she explores San Francisco before leaving for Canton.

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Kerr, Noyes Martha

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Loose, The College of Wooster, Special Collections, Noyes Collection

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Unpublished

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1873-10-19 to 1873-10-30

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Council on Library and Information Resources Hidden Special Collections Grant

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eng (English)

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Oct 19th /73
To the dear Ones at Home
I suppose according
to promise, I must try to jour-
nalize a little,, though I am much
afraid what is written will be as
the Deaf & Dumb say [u]dry[/u]. Reached
Chicago about 7 this morning and
found dear cousin awaiting me
at the depot, who took me at once
to her boarding place. she is now
with a Mrs Cook, a widow lady,
who buried her husband last
summer, and has now three
boarders in her house to prevent
"the lonliness" as she said. Every

thing is just as nice as can be and
I am so glad Maria is so nicely
fixed. We have spent the entire
day going about the city, and I do
think the amount of building which
has been accomplished within the
last 2 years is wonderful. It seems
more the work of magic than re-
ality. Michigan, & Wabash Sts, are
the Euclid and Prospect of Chicago,
while the new business houses are
immense. The wholesale & retail
store of Field [?Leiten?], Academy of
Music, Pacific and Parmer Hotels,
were among the most magnificent
buildings. The Pacific contains
[u]59 miles[/u] of carpet and every thing
about it is on that extensive scale,
but it is said to be always full
of guests. One business man objected

to the house, because he said it
used up too much of his time, and
strength, to get to his breakfast. We
went into one church in process of
erection, {Dr Patterson} audience room 7ft high,
being finished and furnished in the
most elegant manner . We passed
only one spot where the fire had left
its mark, but the north side of the
city shows some of the desolation it
left in its track. There is a mov-
ing force about the people here which
convinces a by-stander that they
are wide awaked to their interests,
and I cannot wonder that they feel
somewhat proud of their Garden
city. I found Luc this afternoon
at the house of a Mrs Blair, who is
one of the sec. of our Board here
also saw Mrs Keep another officier

both ladies of wealth, and culture,
who seem much enlisted in the work
of Missions. I was not a little
surprised to find that a Miss Gamble
from Phil appointed as missionary
to Japan had come on with Luc
so there will be at least three of us
in company. She is an Irish lady,
has spent but very little time in
America, is rather tall dark hair and
eyes is I should judge almost if not
altogether as old as myself and not
hard to get acquainted with.
So much for to day Cousin and I
must have a little talk before it
gets any later. I dare not think of
the loved ones too long at a time
yet, the parting is too recent
Sabbath Nov 20th
The first of many, many, sab
baths which I must spent apart

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from those dearer than all Earth beside. This
morning I thought of the home services and my
much love sabbath school class. I do not believe
they knew how much I thought of them. It will
always be such a pleasure that I could have them
during my last summer at home. We went
this morning to hear Mr [?Goodium?] {congregational}
and I enjoyed the service exceedingly John P. Bliss
is the chorister and the singing was very good indeed

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This eve we attended church at Dr Kitterege Pres.
but I found myself to weary to follow his
discourse which was from the text When Jesus
saw him he loved him Church crowded.
Monday Oct 21st Just leaving Chicago for the
sunset land. The Christian hospitality with which
we have been entertained since our arrival
will never be forgotten Our good friends have made
our stay among them so pleasant that its
remembrance will be a joy, forever.

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Quite a company came with us to the cars
and did not say good bye until the train was
under motion, but now we are moving out of the
city on this, bright, beautiful morning followed by
the earnest prayers of those who in person can be
with us no longer. God bless them all. They can
not know how much they have helped us to be
strong when turning our faces from our native
land towards foreign shores. I think we
shall have a very pleasant company during our trip

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One of our Chicago friends, introduced us to a Mr
Putnam en route for California, one of the
publishers of the Putnam Magazine, who seems to
have all the gifts necessary to contribute his full
share to our enjoyment. Mr Blair would insist
on paying our [?palace?] car fare to Omaha and
we find them quite an improvement upon
the ordinary car, much more roomy and family
like while our baskets and bundles can all be

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put away for safe keeping.
Provisions for travellers
can only be obtained at ad-
vanced prices, the charge beyond
Omaha being, $1.00 per meal,
the result of which is, that large
lunch baskets are quite fashion-
able, and we have the prospect
of enjoying a prolonged picnic
all the way to San Francisco
The good people of C-- provided
for our necessities until we
reach Omaha where we presume
to find our basket, and become
acquainted with its contents,
have had no time to attend to
that part of our preparations
yet.
Monday eve. We have found
the country thus far very flat

and uninteresting, are losing
our nice trees, and begin al-
ready to long for a nice hill.
Came to the Missippi just
about dusk, so we could not get
a very good view of it. At the point
of crossing, it is a mile wide, and
looks the noble river it is, truly
meriting the name of the Father of
waters. The light from the city,
of Burlington over the river,
seemed almost to encircle us
and their reflection on the water
was beautiful. There the train
stopped for supper and our good
friend Mr P. went out and brought
us "three teas" as he said, which he
averred had been brought a
mile and a half and therefore
[--was--]^were not probably very warm
Be that as it may we enjoyed the

same exceedingly. Our first
day of travel is about completed,
and the porter is giving ominous
sings that we must soon
prepare to put ourselves in our
"little beds "
Tues Morn We had quite a com-
fortable nights sleep, woke early
and watched the stars fade into
the dawn of another bright day
In thought I was back in the
"home on the hill" and thought
with much pleasure that we
should see the same stars in the
far off land. We are nearly across
the state of Iowa and breakfast
being over the next thing is to get
our portables into the best possible
shape to leave the train at
Omaha. Big box, little box,

bandbox, bundle how they do
force themselves on our attention
upon every occasion
Just before we reached our
station, a young man by the
name of Green, came and in-
troduced himself to our party
as a missionary to Japan and
told us we should find Dr Hepburn
and family at Omaha. There
had been but few points of inter-
est thus far in point of scenery.
Although we ascend from the
Missippi all the way to the
summit of the Rocky mts, the
country seems at dead level.
Fences and travelled roads belong
to the past, people here look as
thought they were driving through
an immense field, as they go

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from place to place, and it is truly no marvel
that one loses his way on these plains during
the snows of winter. Just before we reach Council
Bluffs, we come in sight of the Cliffs which no
doubt suggested the name for the city. They encircle
us like an ampatheater of hills, and are not
unlike vast piles of soft clay reminding us a
little of enormous snow drifts, as we look over
their irregular tops. The town is located at the

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foot of these hills and one might imagine
had crept under their shadow for protection
and care. The houses {as are nearly all the
habitations in the west,} are but a story, or a
story and a half in height, but in good repair
and every thing has the air of thrift, and business
We noticed several churches, and school-buildings
and found that the state Just for the Deaf & Dumb
was located here the buildings of which are
nearly ready for use. We are not yet out of

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reach of street cars, but I imagine we may
take our last look at them unless we are
happy enough to find them in San Francisco.
Here we are at the Missouri, river, a most
muddy stream, with low sloping shores that
seem just ready to slide into the stream could
they find any excuse for so doing. And Omaha
Well we must not judge of a place by its
appearance from a rail-road car. Oh for the
sight of a nice little hill or one of our good old
trees.

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Tues eve, At Omaha Miss Gamble and I went to
look after the baggage, while Luc, purchased the
lunch for our trip. Our trunks were the last to
make their appearance, but sage at last and
then we were obliged to give our autobiographies
on a small scale, before we could secure check
for San Francisco, but the officiers were very
kind and pleasant. I felt so sorry for Miss Gamble
who had 375 lbs extra baggage and was obliged to
pay $48.00 for transportation.


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Dr Hepburn and family came
in to see us as soon as
every thing was settled, and
we at once appointed him
captain of the company, We
can not be in the same
car with them until after
we pass Ogden, but we can
visit as often as we please.
Our lunch has cost the large
sum of $1.50 apiece and I do not
think we will be obliged to get
much more before we get to
the end of the line. Cheap enough
isn't it? There is a gentleman
who has come on in our car
from Monmouth Ill who in
looks and manner makes me
think ever so much of Frank.
He is tall, very thing, and seems

to the travelling for his health
has a wife the very opposite of
himself in form, and feature,
but equally good natured. His
name is Cyrus Jones, and we
have made an agreement that
we will write to him, in case
we do not get [u]sea sick[/u]. He has
been out at sea, and it is too
comical to see him [u]act[/u] the
sick passenger. This is the
third time he has been through
the country by this route, so of
course is well acquainted with
the points of interest by the
way. Two gentlemen natives
of Japan, nice looking people,
one an invalid, are on their
return and have been our
companion thus far, but
Dr Hepburn has taken charge

of the sick one, and they are now
in the car with him. I am so
glad that he has found some
one to do some thing for him,
he seems so very miserable.
We are this afternoon travelling
up the Platte valley, and can
trace the course of the river,
by the trees upon its banks.
The only ones we can see are
close on the margin of the river
The land here is very good
for cultivation, when irrigated,
and water for this purpose can
be obtained from the melting
snows farther back in the
mountains We have
spoken of the Platte river but
it scarcely merits the name,
for notwithstanding at the
point of its union with the

Missouri it is 3/4 of a mile wide
its average depth is only about
6 inches, and is navagable there
fore for nothing more than a
[u]shingle[/u] even at its highest
stage. But it drains a large
sweep of country, and renders
hundred of acres fertile, which
it is thought could be made
to produce the finest of grain.
On the south bank of the
river is the old "emigrant
road" where caravans of
white-topped wagons were
formerly seen carrying immense
amounts of freight over these
plains to Colorado, Wyoming
etc I had not the least
idea of the extent of this
business.
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We learned that the following estimate was
made of the work during the year of 1866
There were in employ 8,960 wagons, 14,620
miles, 59,440 cattle, and 11220 men who
carried 54,000 tons of freight The cost of
the wagons and teams alone was $7,289,300
This locality abounds in game, Prairie
chicken, Ducks, Turkeys, etc, and our passengers
are on the lookout for Buffalos but have

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not yet been fortunate enough to see one.
This valley was not yielded to the whites,
by the Indians without a struggle, for it was
one of their most favorite hunting grounds.
This eve just before dusk we saw a com-
pany of squaws, who came up to our team
as it stopped at a station to beg for back-
sheech {money} They were very poorly dressed
and oh so degraded. It scarcely seems
possible for our sex to fall so low.

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We stood out on the platform and one
man threw them some small coin, and
then tobacco, which they seemed equally
glad to get. One woman had a baby not
more than 10 or 12 months old, whose poor
little body was scarcely covered with
clothing while we were feeling cold bun-
dled up in our waterproofs. I could not
help thinking as I looked at them that

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they had souls as precious as ours, but
there was no one to teach them the way
of life. We can sensibly feel the differ-
ence in the density of the atmosphere as
we ascend the Mts. are now about 2600
ft. above sea level. It is getting dark
and I must say good night to the dear
ones, back in Ohio. They do not light
the cars well, lest we should sit up late.

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Wednesday Oct 22nd Luc and
I are getting the reputation
of being early uses, as we
are about the first travellers astir.
It is a point, to have finished
one's toilet in good season
when there is but one arrange-
ment on the line of baisin
glass etc. for 25 or more ladies.
You would laugh if you
could see our little semi-circle
of coffee pots, and quart cups,
on the stove, preparatory to
breakfast, for you must know
we do not fail of our coffee
or tea though the making of
it is not without its difficulties
the greatest of which is waiting
two or three hours for the
water to boil. Do not tell it

abroad lest it should injure
our reputation but the coffee
is put in when the water
is cold, .The gentlemen are
not without interest in this
matter and keep up a line
of communication between
the stove and ourselves reporting
progress at every trip. This
morning it is too cold to be
comfortable without good fires.
Train stopped for breakfast at
Sidney where we left the
train and had a brisk walk
by the way of variation, went
into a store to find out what
they kept for sale away out
here. It seemed quite a
business little place, found
one thing which looked
very natural, and that was

a circle of cigar smokers about
the round stove in the rear.
The merchant seemed to suspect
us of being out on an exploring
expedition, but was very gentle-
manly. After leaving the store
had a game of snow ball
with our good friend Mr Jones
a pretty good medicine for
people in search of exercise.
This forenoon saw quite a
number of Antelopes, who seem
to associate in little groups,
and would not come very
near us. I did so much wish
to see a buffalo, but they are
not very abundant. This afternoon
we came up to a freight train
whose enjine had run off the
track
and were detained about three

hours before we could pass them.
Were almost at the summit of
the Rocky Mts. and went to gather
if possible a few specimens of some
kind. It was so very cold we were
obliged to do some fast walking to
keep warm but found some
beautiful stones, and scarred a
rabbit from its hiding place,
which was so large we thought
at first it was an Antelope.
One piece of Quartz was so nice
I felt as if I would like to send
it to the University of Wooster,
but it is almost too heavy for
that. The Conductor and Dr
Hepburn thought it was petrified
wood, but an old miner on
board pronounced it Quartz.
It was nearly dark when

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we drep at Sherman, a small town on
the summits of the Mts, and I got out and
walked about a little just to say that I had
stepped upon the highest point of land on
our continent crossed by a rail road track.
We are an elevation of 8242 ft above
sea level. The town was named after Gen.
Sherman the tallest man of the rank on
our service. Here and there, the hills are

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covered with a dense growth of evergreens,
which are quite small but make very good
timber and the supply is said to be almost
inexhaustible It is such a relief to find trees
again, have seen only those on the banks of
the [--Omaha--] Platte since leaving Omaha. The scenery
at this point is said to be very grand, but
bleak and desolate, but it was too late for
us to get any good by observation. I do not
think I should like living at such an

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elevation. The air is so rare that it has been
quite a tiresome effort to breathe to day
and one poor lady who is suffering from
consumption has been very miserable
indeed, for her sake we shall be very glad
to be safely at the foot on the other side.
We are now more than a half day behind
time and unless it is made up will be
obliged to go down to Salt Lake City to spend
the Sabbath, but hope we can get through

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without doing so.
Thurs Nov 23rd Had a very cold night indeed
but by asking the porter for extra blankets,
and throwing our shawls and water proofs over
all, we managed to be comfortable. I slept
with my cape hood drawn over my head to
keep my ears warm. It is a necessity to have
our little window open to get fresh air although
the weather is severe. When we first awoke we
saw Pikes Peak. which had been passed

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during the night. I can
not describe the beautiful
effect of the sunlight upon
the snow clad heights in
the distance . At no time when
ascending the Mts. could we real-
ize that we were attaining such
a height but on descending the
scenery seemed too grand for
description. Words are [u]tame[/u],
imagination itself in its
fullest sweep, could not exag-
erate its beauty, and sublim-
ity. Rocks piled one above
another in apparent confusion
some of them rising almost
perpendicularly hundreds of
ft forming walls of solid rock
sometimes almost within
reach of us. What little soil
there is here is of a red color

and upon the tops of the
ridges are found a growth
of scrub pines which seem
to thrive with almost nothing
to cling to but rock. The
ravines are covered with sage
brush which grows to be about
a ft. high, very thick, and not
unlike in color the sage green
which has of late been so
popular. About 5 P.M. we
passed the 1000 miles tree just
1000 miles from Omaha, and
soon after the Devil's slide,
a space about 10ft wide on
each side of which is a wall
of rock, as regular as though
built by the hand of a man
and forming almost a beeline
from the base to the summit
of the Mt. We will try and send

you a stereoscope view of it if
we can obtain one in San Fran-
cisco. It is one of the strangest
things we have yet seen.
It is wonderful how the way
seems to have been prepared
for this rail-road. It winds
about ^among the passes, so that we have
hardly gone through one cut
to day.] The country is more
thickly settled as we proceed,
and we have seen some
very nice little groups of
houses nestled in the shadow
of the sentinel hill The
travelled roads in this vicinity
run parallel and quite near
our line, and every where, and
there, are lines of Emigrant
wagons, the homes for the
time being of whole families,

who are "going out west"
Again the eye is attracted
towards the large herds of
horses, and cattle, [--who seem--]
almost beyond numbering
who graze upon the sage
brush of the valleys, and from
out some sheltering rock
peers the hut of the shepherd
far from neighbors, standing
in isolated lonliness.
But oh how we miss the
fine old trees of the far
East, have found these only
in the Platte valley near
the summit of the Mts and
the 1000 mile tree. Have had
our first introduction to the
Chinese who are employed
to keep the track in order
They adopt the American

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dress, the cue reserved, and are not more
dis-agreeable in appearance than I
expected to find them, though I can not say
I admire the style of dressing the hair
The people on the car are calling out to
Miss Crouch, and I, to every opportunity to look
at our brothers. Our party are becoming some
what known, and one miner this afternoon
had quite an argument with us endeavoring

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to show that there was enough for us to do
at home, and we were running away
from our duty. He told us of his life among
the miners, and how impossible it was to
have any religious privi[--l--]leges and also how
glad many of them would be if they could
live differently. He was honest and sincere
in what he said and I could not but pity him
Changed cars at Ogden but it was too dark
to see anything of the town. I had to leave

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[u]our dear little ivy plant[/u] as it was entirely
dead, the Gerranium came no farther than
Chicago. I could not bear to give it up but
it became a necessity. The waxplant still
lives and my hopes all center in that one
[u]living[/u] remembrance of Ohio. The missionary
party are now together have changed cars for
the last time and feel that we are almost
through with the overland trip We are all
in good health and spirits, scarcely at all tired

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Friday Morn Oct 24th This morning found
us 1307 miles from Omaha, Indians are
getting as plenty as black-berries. At one
stopping place we saw a squaw exhibiting
her baby to the passengers at 2 bits {25 cts} a
sight but I did not feel as if I could afford the
view as there was a prospect of plenty of a
similar nature free of charge before the day was
over. The train was so far behind time that

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those who had no lunch on
board got nothing to
eat until 10 A.M. The
refreshment houses are very
well kept indeed and one can
get almost anything he wished
provided he pays $1.00 green-
back of 75 cts coin for it.
We have not bought a
single meal since leaving
home and expect to get to
California without doing so
have good appetites and set
the table [u][?3?] times[/u] a day. They
will not let the passen-
gers make coffee in this car
however so we must
patronize the outside world
a little but congratulate our
selves that we have been quite

economical. This noon bought
a jar of pickles at Battle Mt.
and while we were enjoying
them at dinner, Dr Hepburn
came along and remarked "I
never saw a company ^of ladies set down
to eat but that they had pickles
we wondered if he inwardly
meant "old maids" Well we did
not find them objectionable]
The towns in this part of
the country are built on a
dead level and bounded by
sand, no-trees no yds, nothing
to make the houses seem in
the least homelike but the
people appear contented and
comfortable. What a mercy
that we are so constituted as to
grow accustomed to the in-
evitables of life. In some

places the soil is Alkaline is
almost as white as snow
and they tell us the water will
make bread without the assistance of yeast, can
not vouch for the truth of the
statement but it was given
as a fact. We met with a
most beautiful river in the
Humbolt, whose course we
followed during the forenoon
Its water is the bluest, coldest
clearest, mountain water a
grand rarity about here. The
valley is covered with the oft
mentioned sage grass and
cattle can remain without
shelter during the entire year
so there is the best opportunity
for the ranches proving a suc-
cess, financially. A man
however might almost as well

be out of the world as in it
as far as society is concerned
if he in person superintends
a ranch. One thing I have
failed to speak about [--an--] the
dug outs here and there on the
plains which are certainly
rightly named for they look
more like the burrows of wild
animals than the abodes of
men. Just imagine an en-
trance into a vault, or cellar,
above ground such as you
sometimes see, and you will
have a pretty good idea of
these as they appeared to us,
provided you dismiss every
spear of grass and think of
them as covered with dirt.
Yesterday and to day we have
been listening to chapters from the

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Housier School Master read by Miss Gamble
who has just enough of a foreign account
to make us impress it upon her, that it is her
duty to do all the reading. Sarah will perhaps
remember this as the story Cousin John was
so anxious we should enjoy when we were
in Mass. We do find it quite funny hope
to finish it to morrow. I have thought
many many times to day of last Friday

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the day I left my precious home. Every
occurence of that day is engraven upon
my memory as with a pen of iron but I
cannot yet think long at a time about it all
I have left a large treasure of love
behind than I can ever find elsewhere but
never let yourselves think of us as apart from
you. We will always count the sisters
will we not? The circle is unbroken though
in distance it embraces the world.

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The same hand cares for us all, the same
ear listens to our evening prayer, the same
home awaitseth each. Were it not so the
heart would break with its burden of sepa-
ration as it is we can rejoice. I feel assured
the traveller is not forgotten at the hour of
morning and evening suplication. You know
not what that thought is worth to me.
Sat Morn. Nov 25th Last eve we requested the
porter to awaken us early as we were to pass

-- lake about six this morning which was
said to be very beautiful so we were up and out
almost before light. I wish I could give you
just a faint idea of the beauty which sur-
rounded us on every side The lake seemed to
lie in a basin walled up by the precipitous
sides of the Seirra Nevadas which were covered
with such fine evergreen The limbs were
bourne down with a weight of snow and ice

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which in the early dawn
seemed like so much chrystal
Just as we were entering
into the enjoyment of the scene
the view was intercepted by
the cars entering some snow
sheds, which commencing at
this point continued almost
without intermission for 22 miles.
How much I longed to sweep
them all away for that morning
at least, it seemed as if we
could not bear to lose so much.
But these institutions are a
positive necessity in this local-
ity. I believe there is a line of
shed, and tunnel through this

mountain region which measures
45 miles, the sheds being built at an
average cost of $10,000, per mile The
snow often drifts up in these ravines
to the depth of 16 or 20 ft, so we can
easily imagine how impossible it
would be to keep the track clear
without them. About 7 A.M. the train
stopped for breakfast, breakfast in a
snow shed as some of the passengers
remarked, but we found on leaving
the train we had reached summit,
a small town on the toop of the
Seirra Nevadas. While the others were
taking their meal, Luc, and I went
out and climbed to the top of the hills
behind the village, gathered a few
specimens of the mountain moss
and came down with no loss except
quite a little hole in one of my
garters {torn on one of the sharp
rocks} which I [u]suppose[/u] must be
[u]mended[/u]. The air was very bracing and
so cold it made our ears and hands
tingle, but oh the grandeur and sub-
limity of our surroundings were
beyond the power of tongue or pen to

to describe I could only exclaim
Would that all our friends could
stand here with us and see for
themselves. We can never tell them
any thing about it. I could have
remained for hours but 2- minutes
was our allowance and we had to
retrace our steps. As we came down
we went to the breakfast room and
bought some warm coffee. We changed
Rail-road companies at Ogden and
they do not allow us to use the stove
in the car for [--the--] domestic purposes
so I expect we will have to patronize
the resturants a little. As we got
into the train I felt we were about
to enjoy our last ride by rail for
10 years perhaps. The conductor has
seemed quite anxious we should
see all points of interest and remarked
as he helped us on board. Now for
Cape Horn, you will see that from
this side of the car. We began the
decent of the mountains and after

being housed in by these sheds for
about an hour left them behind us
and came into the [illegible] region
Little villages and hamlets the
homes of the miners are scattered
here and there, but their yards are
fenced in, and the little cabins
were many of them surrounded
by gardens and orchards which
furnish the finest vegatables and
fruit. The soil has the same red
appearance I noticed as corn, in
New Jersey, when there last summer
and the hills and sides of the moun-
tains are torn down and scooped
out by the miners in their search
of gold, until one would think the
very ground would be carried away.
About 10 we reached the renowned
Cape Horn and those who thought
they had pretty strong nerves stood on
the platform to get the best view
of the "grandest sight on the line"
The track wound around a cliff
so near the edge that you can
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and see the American river only
a silver thread as seen from
this distance. I stood on the
step of the car and felt that I could
have stepped at a single effort into
the ravine we were so close upon
the brink. I never expect to see
any thing more gran, than I
witnessed then and there. When
the road was built around this
mountain the men who first
broke ground, were suspended by
ropes from the summit, until
they could excavate a foothold
into its rocky sides. They say the
multitude of Chinese laborers
employed in its construction
looked like a swarm of ants
when viewed from the valley.
I thought when I went around
the horse shoe bend on my eastern
trip, it was the most wonderful

survey that could be made in
the building of a rail-road, but
that sinks into insignificance
when compared with the work
at Cape Horn. The Americans
are not a people who have can't in
their dictionary. We crossed the
valley at its lowest point on a
trustle work 878 ft long and I
suppose no spot on any line in
the United States is watched with
more sedulous care than this bend
and trustle work They never
attempt to pass over it in the night
and the strongest engines are put
into requision, tows usually being
attached to each train, so in case
one becomes disabled it will not
be left in helpless condition.
We had been out almost constantly
since 6 oclock and felt ready to
sit down awhile. While out I

had enjoyed such a pleasant con-
versation with a gentleman from
Akron a student I should judge
who had found out our destination
and on that account seemed much
interested in us. As I went in he
took my hand and said so earnest-
ly "I bid you God speed." These re-
marks dropped here and there are
to us like apples of gold in pictures of
[?silver?]. The next station was Colfax
{named for our former vice
president} where all trains stop
for refreshment It is one of the
prettiest towns we have seen
since leaving the Miss. A number
of boys came into the cars offering
for sale some of the finest grapes,
and pears, and Mr Green purchased
enough for our party. Fine hardly
conveys the true idea of this Cal.
fruit it is delicious, fairly melting
in one's mouth.

12 oclock found us nearly down
to sea level the Thermometer
having risen 23° since morning
Waterproofs were discarded, win-
dows opened and we wishing for
dresses a little better adapted to
the climate while 6 hours before
we were shivering with cold among
the mountain snows. It seemed
as though we had suddenly been
transferred to another world, the
sky was so soft, and [illegible], while
every thing looked as if it was its
greatest delight to grow, shubbery
trees fruits and flowers everywhere.
Sacramento City was reached
about noon and the first object that
we noticed was the statehouse a
building well worthy of its name
This place has so many beautiful
shade trees one would admire it for
those if nothing else. The [illegible] is
quite wide at this point but
yellow and muddy owing to the
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its entire course, by the mining
population. Had it not been
for American persevereance
I suppose this city would be
among the things that were
It was once destroyed by fire
and again almost carried away
by the overflow of the river.
It was built above highwater
mark at the time of its second
erection but the mining business
filled up the river bed to such
an extent afterwards, that when
the snows back among the
mountains melted, at springtime,
the waters came pouring down
and innundated the city. As a
cure for this the ground [--has--]
upon which the entire city now
stands has been actually raised
12ft so there is no farther risk
in that direction. Rather a
Herculean task was that.

It seemed as though here we had
fund the land of [--Babel--] Babel
people of almost every tribe and
nation ^each shouting in his own lan-
guage, result, confusion inexpressible
This afternoon a lady came into
the train at stockton accompa-
nied by her husband, and 2 fine
looking little boys, and introduced
herself as a niece of Dr Happer's.
She had been into San Francisco
the day before, and Dr Loomis
had spoken of our coming, and
she said she felt she must see
us. Went on about 20 miles and
took a return train leaving such
a nice basket of fruit she brought
in for us. She was anxious I
should go back and spend the sab-
bath but I felt it would be better
to go on with the company.
We seemed to have discovered

the land of Wind Mills such
numbers of them are used in
this vicinity The water is often
pumped into the cupolas of the
houses and from thence carried
over the building which after
it has been used irrigates the
yard and garden. We for the
first time began to feel that the time
was getting a little tedious, and [--we--]
were not sorry to get safely into
Oakland which we reached [u]exactly[/u]
on [u]time[/u] having met with but
one delay on account of the
freight train off the track back
in the Rocky Mts. Dr Loomis
came over to Oakland to meet us
bringing me letters from Henry
& Hattie which did me a [u]world[/u]
of good, for I did feel a stranger in
a strange land. It took all the
available force of the men of our
party to get [--all--] our bags satchels
and bundles safely carried aboard

the ferry boat, and the jostle
an confusion was indescribable
I was determined nothing should
happen to my dear little plant
and would give that to no one to
carry, but hands were so full that
my ticket found lodgement between
my teeth from whence at proper
time it was taken by the agent
who looked at me with a curious
glance and let me pass on.
While going over to San Francisco
I read my letters and thought of all
the dear ones at home, and it
was a pleasure that I could be
alone with my thoughts. It was
about nine oclock and I felt I
was remembered at that hour
[--and--] Need I say how precious I felt
that to be? I could not tell you
how I was helped by it.
Our good Dr did not leave us
until we were safe at our hotel
with every arrangement for our
comfort complete. and now here
we are with one week to spend

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before we find a temporary home
on the Colorado. I do not let
myself think of the embarkation
yet What a blessing that our
lives come to us a day at a time
"One by one our duties meet us
and we can let our whole strength
go to each, feeling that grace will
be given for every to morrow."
Oct 27th Yesterday morning we
woke early feeling quite rested but
the thought that we had no idea
where a single church in the city
was located, or the name of a
single pastor, gave us an away
from home feeling. After breakfast
we looked over a daily paper and
Miss Gamble recognized a former
acquaintance in the pastor of the
Calvary congregation {Pres} so we
at once decided to accompany her.
One of the porters gave us direc-
tions and we found the place
without difficulty. The usher
asked us if we would like to go into

the Chinese sabbath school then in
session in the lecture room and
we were very glad to begin the
day in that way. Quite a number
of the churches allow their sabbath
school rooms to be used in this
way, at an hour when not other-
wise occupied. Their own pupils
become teachers and learn the
Chinese, to read English. There
were some little girls, and boys,
not more than 10 or 12 years old
working away with their classes
most industriously, teachers,
and scholars, alike wholly engrossed
in their subject. The Supt. was
American the Ast. Supt. Chinese
He was a remarkably pleasant
spoken polite man and seemed
much pleased to learn that we
were on our way to China to
teach his countrymen He
asked if we would not like to go to
the Mission rooms in the afternoon
and attend Chinese services giving
us directions how to find them.
These people are very anxious to

learn the English and love to
be taught by children.
The audience room in this
church was one of the finest - I
have ever seen. Pulpit of mar-
ble with dark crimson velvet
cushion and tapestry hangings.
An Organ most elaborate in
finish Chandiliers upholstery, carpets
and every thing betokening great
elegance. It reminded me a
little of Hattie's church in Phil.
but was much more imposing
The minister preached from
the text "She hath done what she
could" and I thought what a nice
subject, but the sermon was any
effort made to impress upon this
people the duty of discharging a
debt of $150,000 resting upon the Soc.
whereupon I conclude it was a
new building but found afterwards
to my utter surprise it had been
in use 9 years. Mr Condit told me
there was hardly a church in the
city, which was not more or less in
debt. Every denomination seems to
have gone beyond it means in
the erection of its house of worship.
I had thought a great deal about

this last sabbath in America and
was intensely disappointed in the
service. You will remember this
was the text of Cynthia's funeral
sermon. The last text Hattie heard
[--heard--] preached from in Ohio.
In spirit I was in the Jackson
church listening to Mr Barr and could
but wish I had gone to church some
where els Met Mr Green after service
and was rejoiced to find he had met
a classmate, who has been on a sea
voyage for the restoration of his
health and is now staying in the
city, so he could spend his time
with Mr Green, who said he had
felt a little twinge of home sickness
already. After lunch we took our
way through Chinatown to the
Mission rooms, and of all days
our surroundings would never
have led us to imagine it was
the Sabbath. I felt as though sud-
denly transferred to heathendom.
On entering the chapel we found
perhaps 60 or 70 Chinese engaged in
Sabbath School exercises, under the
charge of Dr Loomis. They sung our
dear Sabbath School songs and hymns

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Just as I Am, Jesus the water of life
will give, Rock of Ages etc first in
English then Chinese, and after-
wards most of them repeated a
verse of scripture in both languages
I could not help noticing with
what increased zest they sang in
the Chinese, some of them literally
sang with all their might and
in almost perfect time. After
Sabbath School Mr Condit took us
up to their family rooms which
are in the second story of this build-
ing, where we met his wife and
two children. Mrs Condit is one
of the sweetest most lady-like
women I ever met, my whole heart
went out to her at once, she is
rather small light hair, a
beautiful blue eye, and clear
complexion, and goes about with
that ease and dignity which does
not repel you, but which you so
love to see. Mr Condit makes
me think a little of cousin
Henry is social genial ready to
do any thing he can for any one

Dr Loomis has more the style
of a New Endland gentleman
and I could not but feel a little
in awe of him Hattie notwith-
standing. Mrs Condit told us to come
up in the evening about 7 and
visit their school and then she
would go with us to hear Dr Patterson
{formerly of Chicago} preach. I think
our missionaries have a school
every evening in the week, and all
instruction is given in the En-
glish language. We had the
opportunity that evening of hear-
ing classes ourselves. Mine were
using a primmer ^and were learning words
of one syllable as stove bench
and I found myself almost
involuntarily making signs to
them which pleased them greatly
but they understood them I
think. They are very patient, and
willing to be taught, but if they
do not get the pronunciation of
a word right will refuse to go on,
saying "Me no got [u]him[/u]. Me no got
[u]him[/u]." Quite a number of these
pupils are earnest Christians

It has been impossible yet to do
much for the women, and girls,
as they have no idea of wishing to
learn anything. We could only
remain until the exercises were
about half over but enjoyed it while
we did stay, very much.
Were a little late at church
Dr Patterson is considered a most
able pastor, his work among the
young men of his charge being
peculiarly successful. He is
now occupying the pulpit of
Dr Dodge of this city who is away
on account of the failure of his
health, but there is but faint
prospect of its recovery, and he is
looked upon a pastor elect by
the congregation. As was the case
last sabbath I was very weary and
could not therefore fully enjoy the
services. After meeting we were
introduced to the Dr and Miss
Gamble found in him an acquain-
tance of some of her ancestors
{All from Ireland} so he at once

said he should appropriate her
part of the time. This is our
last sabbath on this side of the
world for some time, and I do
not know but I am glad we have
been a little disappointed to day
I feel that Father's sermon at
Wayne is my farewell to America
Words can not express the grat-
ification it has been to me that
I was permitted to be present
there. That forenoon was the
first time I was brought to feel
able to give up the home circle
especially in precious Father &
Mother I shall never forget just
how Father looked as he stood by
that communion table and as he
spoke of our work here, and our
home up there, where we should
spend an Eternity together I in-
wardly exclaimed again and again
Lord I give them all up for Thee
yet never did they seem more
precious, than then. It was no light
thing to yield up Father & Mother
brothers and sisters and I had often
for hours together at night dwelt
upon the parting feeling always

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the duty said go yet shrinking form
the sad good bye, but you see just
at the right time strength came
God can extend his protecting
care over all the circle, and spare
them until my return but in any
case it will be [u]all right[/u], and we
need feel no anxiety about it
I sung Thine earthly sabbaths etc
last night about the time I thought
you would be singing it at home
Monday Oct 27th This morning I
had my trunk brought up to my room
and the first thing Luc and I did,
was to get out our home pictures
and look at them. I think all our
family photos are so good. Mr and
Mrs Loomis called upon us quite
early and the Dr inquired into the
prosperity of my little plant said he
hoped I could carry it through safely
Mrs Hepburn thinks the Dr has
done about the right thing in getting
him a wife, and she does seem very

pleasant and nice. Dr Hepburn
was in before they left to see about
getting our state rooms on the
vessel, but Dr Loomis had already
attended to the matter. We had just
gone back to our room when
my old friend, and pupil, John Stubbs
sent up his card I was so delighted,
for I had just searched the city directory
in vain to find his name, and
told Luc I did not see but I
should be obliged to leave the city
without seeing him . He had been
watching the papers for two weeks
and although my name was
announced as [?Choyse?] instead of
Noyes he thought it must be [--the--]
me notwithstanding. He had examined
the registers of every hotel in the city
where he thought there was a possi-
bility of our staying, said he forgot
all about the Brooklyn house
He told me they had not been
housekeeping quite a week, so I must

not look for very much, but he
proposed to take me home with
him. I told him of Miss Crouch
and said I could not leave her
at the hotel alone, and he said
Bright her right along. He went out
and ordered a carriage while we
packed up our comodities with
the utmost expedition, and left
our quarters without single re-
gret. Mr Stubbs insisted upon
paying our hotel expenses, and
when we desired to settle accounts
remarked "I have a little mission-
ary account to settle I have
honestly " They have a very pretty
house indeed, and Mrs Stubbs
gave me such a cordial welcome
that we felt at home at once
she has but one child a darling
little fellow who might take
any heart captive at his will
Mr Stubbs has an important
position on the Pacific road,

is at the head of the freight depart-
ment and has 20 clerks under
him. He looks so young that
the company styled him Ast.
Agent until they could do so
no longer as he was really at
the head of matters. It rests
with him to decide upon the
price [?upon?] freight between
Omaha and San Francisco
says he has some funny ex-
periences as he is often mistaken
for a boy in the office by business
men. This afternoon we
attended a prayer meeting at
Mrs Condits. There were only a
few present, but we had a very
precious little meeting which I
felt was probably the last I should
attend in America At how many
such meetings I have been permit-
ted to be present. I ought to go in
the strength of them for a long
time to 'come' ]

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We met her a Mrs Cole, who is laboring among the
Chinese women, has also a school of girls and
visits about from house to house She has been
in China as a missionary has now buried her
[u]husband[/u] and [u]all her children[/u] is quite old, but wears
that calm trustful face which seems born of sor-
row. I felt irresistibly drawn towards her, as she
told me of her work. Another lady among the
number encouraged me more, in reference to the
life I had chosen, than any one I have met. She is
[u]53[/u] years [u]old[/u] in very ordinary circumstances, but
perfectly enthusiastic in teaching the chinese boys
in the evening school. She has learned the lord's
prayer in Chinese, which took her three months
but Mr Condit says she can pronounce it very well

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she feels as if she would like to go to China, thought we
might think ourselves privileged that we could be
sent. Arrangements were made for us to take
dinner with Mrs Condit on Tues and Mrs Knox on
Thurs [--eve--] last but not least we met [u]Aho[/u] the
girl who taught Hattie Chinese the first year she
was at Canton and Hattie was her "[u]go between[/u]" at the
time of her marriage. she said "Are you Miss Noyes'
sister?" "love Miss Noyes very much," "she learn Chinese
very readily" she is a bible reader here among these
people, and her husband preaches to them, has one
little child about a year old and has left a little grave
in her father land. She wanted me to visit it when I
got there and tell her if it was in good order.

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Aho is very small, dresses very neatly in American
style. I do not know when I have met any one who
seemed to possess a more lively spirit. She said "the
American ladies are very kind, and I have English
friends, but my [u]own[/u] people are very bad." I told her she
came to our country as a missionary and I went to China
That women here would become Christians and come
over and help us, and may be we might help some
over there to love Jesus and they could come over
and help her. She seemed much pleased with the idea
Mr Condit feels that it is almost more discouraging
to work among this people in America than China
says he sometimes wishes he could go back to Canton
This eve, after we returned has some music, a nice
conclusion for our day. Good night you must not

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forget to kiss them all around for me sometimes
Mary or somebody.
Tues Oct 28th This morning we packed up our
washing in Luc's large basket and took it to a
washerwoman nearby who was recomended as
one who understood her business, she charges 10cts
a piece for large thins and 35 cts per doz for small
ones, which is cheaper rate than can be found
at many establishments. I am somewhat surprised
at the current expense of living in San Francisco
Mrs Stubbs says it is much better for a family of
2 or three to board than attempt house-keeping.
They had at the same time been paying 110
dollars per month for board. She took us out to walk
though she said she had been here so short a time she

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did not know much more about
the city than I did. The weather
is delightful, and they tell us
this is all the winter they have
that it will continue as we see it
until the 1st of Apr. You cannot
be out of style whatever you wear
One lady appears in the street
with furs, another will have a
lace shawl about her shoulders
A Morenio or Cassimere dress
walks side by side with Percayle,
[illegible] or even white. The effect
upon a foreign mind, in looking
over an audience where such
variety meets the eye is to say
the least novel in the extreme
But the amount of money
lavished upon dress is wonderful
the most expensive fabric made
in the extreme of fashion are
worn with such a want of care
as to preservation as to seem almost

com. place One thing is true
you feel perfectly at home ub
anything think or thin for you
can not be left wholly without
company. The stores are well
stocked, and [--you--] prices are not
greatly different from those farther
east. This afternoon according
to appointment dined at Mr
Condit's. Had a nice talk with
the little son and daughter who
are very bright children Johnne
gave me a Pomagranate and
told me I must be sure and
take off the rind and eat the
seeds. His Mother calls him
their little China boy which
he does not especially admire
Mr Condit charged us so much
to take up the Chinese language
slowly, said we had better begin
with one word a day.
Mrs Condit told us something of

the effects she had made to form
Missionary Societies among the
ladies, thought the difficulties on this
western coast were scarcely appre-
ciated by the eastern societies
The churches are so much in
debt and the Chinese population
is so great that the San Fran-
ciscians feel there is enough to
do at home and really one does
almost feel that this, in their care
is true. We had such a pleas-
ant afternoon. I am sure I love
our dear Missionaries here
[u]very very much[/u]. Did not
reach home until nearly eight
oclock, and Mr Stubbs said he
had begun to fear we were
lost. The evenings are delightful
not much like our [?Oct?] nights
at home.
Wednesday Oct 29th To day was
set apart to visit Woodard
gardens, which appeared as far as we

can learn to be one of the attrac-
tions of the city. They were laid
out by R.R. Woodard in 1860 fir
his own private use, but were
opened to the public during the
rebellion, in order to aid the San-
itary Com. and the amounts
realized are said to have been immense
One night write a book in
attempting to describe what we
tried to see. Minerals birds from
every clime, plants taken from
homes in India, Africa, Aus
tralia, in such variety and
number, that you felt as if car
ried to foreign lands. I saw the
most immense [?Oleanda?] we
were the merest figures in size
when compared with it while
cactuses, Banannas etc reached
marvelous heights. There were
more than 30 species of wild
animals among them a bear
weighing 1600 lbs. But I believe

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I enjoyed the Art Gallery more than any thing else
A person could visit that again and again
and would appreciate the paintings more
the last time they saw them than ever before. Most of them
had been procured in Rome, direct copies of the
Originals, and there were eight among the
number we were told, which were fully equal
if not superior to the originals Dr Patterson
with his daughters were with us, and he told
us many things of interest about the pictures
said the above mentioned 8 could not be equaled
in America. I could not help wishing Mrs
Stanhope Matteson & Julie Hulbert could have
been with us for I knew they would have en-
joyed it. These gardens are truly a treasure to the city

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About 4 P.M. took the cars for home feeling
somewhat tired with our much seeing. Mr
Green whom we met us on the grounds,
during the afternoon told us Dr Hepburn
was to lecture this eve, in Dr Scott's church.
Dr Scott is the Pres. of the Pres Theo. sem. here
We wanted to hear him and Mr Stubbs took
us down and said he would call for us at the
close of the lecture. We went in and who should
we sit down by but Mr Curry and Maggie
It seemed like home to see them, but oh dear
how should we sustain our characters [--for--] as attentive
listeners If Sarah will recall the eve, I went with
her to hear Mr McDonalds she will have an idea
of the reality with this difference I did not have here

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to keep me awake. I was like the man in the
story who said the best part of the sermon was the
remark in conclusion. Nevertheless I saw Dr Scott
and you know my desire to see those I hear and
read about amounts {amounts} almost to a passion
We met him after service and received his
earnest benediction upon us, and our work,
We found afterwards that this was not a [u]free
lecture[/u] and could account for the searching
glance bestowed upon us by the usher when we
entered, which however was quite lost upon us
at the time. I go to bed to night with the
desire to do as did a traveller once at our house
"sleep the clock clear around"
Thurs Morn Oct 30th This morning we had our
green-backs exchanged for gold and Mexican dollars

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that is what we wished to use before we left San Fran-
Cisco at 8prct discount for the rest, had a bill of exchange
upon Hong Kong. I could not help keeping one piece
of paper money by way of remembrance. It seems
strange to see the way money is handled here
men think nothing of drawing out a 10 or 20 dollar
coin from some pocket or other, and coin is car-
ried in little bags or losely in pockets in a way
which does not strike one as being very careful.
Ask the price of any thing, and it is 2, 4, or 6
bits as the case may be on bit being our old
fashioned shilling. Of course Yankee like the
San Franciscians claim their currency is the best
but your purse is somewhat heavy if you get it
filled with Mexican coin, and as for the gold money

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it is so small I could but be
afraid - I should lose it Did
some shopping and wrote letters
this forenoon. The weather is
almost uncomfortably warm,
and the the sky has that beautiful
softness. I imagine belongs to
[illegible]. The flowers we mature
with such care in pots grow
most luxuriantly in open air
Our dark leaved ivy vines
itself over the balustrades
and porticos of houses in solid
mass, while Lucias grow to the
height of 10 or 12 ft. Helitrope
flourishes in the corners of yds,
looking not unlike large rose
bushes in form and rise. I hardly
dare tell you of the large Calla
Lilly I saw this morning lest you
should think I am telling a
Cal. story but it did seem as if
its blossom was 3 or 4 times as

large as any I ever saw in Ohio
Of Rose and Fish Gerraniums
there literally seems to be no
end. But they have rather a
better chance to come to ma-
turity in a climate whose av-
erage is 54° and where the va-
riation of the Ther. is only 9°
than in our land of snow and
frost. As we go about here we
can hardly realize that not a
single house was built until
1835 while the present popula-
tion is 175,000 This afternoon
called upon Mr & Mrs Curry who
are at the Hotel but expect to
go to house keeping in some
vacant rooms in the sem.
building, as soon as their goods
arrive Are both well and think
they will enjoy it here very
much. Dined with Mrs Knox
who entertained us very nicely

One of her pupils who is a clerk
in a store, got leave of absence
that he might come in arrange
and wait upon the table as a
compliment to herself and us
and I certainly never saw the
honor of a table done more
nicely It was his own thought
and seemed so pleasant for Mrs
Knox He is a very promising
pupil, is not a church member
but they hope he soon will be.
He expect to go to China
in January does not know
whether he will return again
or not. It is the night of our
prayer meeting at home and I
feel that I know where some
of the home circle at least have
spent the eve.
"Though sundered far by faith we meet
Around one common mercy seat"
Friday Oct 30th The first

thought that came to me this
morning was this is your last
day in America. I have not
yet felt cut off from home far
being with Ashland friends has
made it seem that I was only
away on a temporary visit
Went out shopping a little while
this forenoon and called upon
some of our missionary party
whom we had not yet seen
All have arrived and our com-
pany including [--the--] young
Mr and Mrs Hepburn number
14. We found that we could
have at least one trunk in
our state room so this after-
noon has been spent in put-
ting all needful articles for
the voyage in Luc's trunk
and the others in mine so you
see both trunks had to be
repacked. This eve we
received complimentary tickets

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to a lecture do not know who got them for
us but I felt to tired to go out, and further since
I did not wish my last eve to be sport in
a strange audience It would have
been more in accordance with my feelings
could I have been alone We have enjoyed
our stay here very much, and truly nothing
would have been done for us which has not
been done. Hattie asked me to try and procure
some Cal. earned fruit and I spoke to Mr Stubbs
about it asking where I could best procure it He says
you had better let me get it for you and on his return
I found he had ordered 25 cans of pears Apples and peaches
made arrangements for transportation and the bill
was marked [u]free[/u] so we have about 50 lbs of fruit with naught

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to pay. To night I feel that I can not sleep
I can appreciate Hattie's feelings when 6 years ago
she wrote back from this point that she could not
sleep and might as well write letters. Luc and I
have occupied some time in putting up a few things
to send home. They were so few that we almost
concluded not to forward them but finally packed
them it was a great pleasure to us that we could
do any thing on this last night for you all.
She is now asleep and I am alone. My whole
heart goes out in thankfulness that god has me
such a home and so many friends thought the
parting is not easy. But I have not for a moment
felt that I could turn back. We will hope that
after 8 or 10 years I can return and it is now only

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two years before you will see Henry and Hattie
I can visit you through them You can
think we are leaving for our voyage feeling quite
well have the finest steamer on the line in some
respects a large company of our own and a
dear brother and sister eagerly watching for us
over on the other side I hope none of the home
friends will feel anxious for our safety for I feel
have not a doubt we shall reach Canton in
safety. And now may [u]God bless my Home[/u] and the
[u]dear ones there[/u] with all the friends I have left
behind. We will think and pray often for each other
Good night.
Your loving daughter & sister
Mattie



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1973 年 10 月 19 日
给家里的亲人
我想根据
承诺,我必须试着写一点日记,虽然我很
害怕写的东西会像
聋哑人说干。到达
芝加哥今天早上 7 点左右
发现亲爱的表弟在等我
在车站,谁立刻带走了我
到她的登机地点。她现在
和一位寡妇库克夫人,
谁最后埋葬了她的丈夫
夏天,现在已经三个
寄宿生在她家,以防止
正如她所说的“孤独”。每一个

事情是一样好,可以
我很高兴玛丽亚这么好
固定的。我们已经花费了整个
一天在城市里闲逛,我愿意
想想建筑的数量
内已完成
过去的 2 年很棒。它似乎
更多的是魔术而不是现实。密歇根州和沃巴什州是
欧几里得和芝加哥的前景,
而新的商业机构是
巨大。批发和零售
Field Leiten, Academy of Academy 的商店
音乐、太平洋和帕默酒店,
是最宏伟的
建筑物。太平洋包含
59 英里的地毯和一切
关于它的规模如此之大,
但据说总是满的
的客人。一位商人反对

到房子,因为他说
浪费了他太多的时间,并且
力气,去吃他的早餐。我们
走进一间教堂
勃起,帕特森医生观众室 7 英尺高,
正在完成并布置在
最优雅的方式。我们通过了
大火只剩下一处
它的标志,但在北边
城市显示了一些荒凉吧
留在了它的轨道上。这里的人们有一股动人的力量
让旁观者相信他们
对自己的兴趣十分清醒,
我不奇怪他们觉得
对他们的花园有些自豪
城市。今天下午我找到了卢克
在布莱尔夫人的家里,她是
秒之一。我们的董事会在这里
还看到了 Keep 夫人的另一名军官

财富和文化的女士们,
他们似乎很投入工作
的使命。我一点也不
惊讶地发现,赌博小姐
菲尔任命为传教士
和卢克一起去日本
所以我们至少会有三个人
在公司。她是一位爱尔兰女士,
只花了很少的时间
美国,是相当高大的黑发和
眼睛是如果不是我应该几乎判断
和我一样老
很难熟悉。
今天表弟和我就这么多
必须在它之前谈一谈
以后得到。我不敢想
亲人一次太久
然而,离别太近了
11 月 20 日安息日
我必须分开度过的许多许多安息日中的第一个

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来自那些比所有地球都更珍贵的人。这个
早上我想到了家庭服务和我的
很爱安息日学课。我不相信
他们知道我有多想他们。它会
总是很高兴我能拥有它们
在我在家的最后一个夏天。我们去了
今天早上听Goodium先生{公理}
我非常喜欢这项服务 John P. Bliss
是唱诗班的,唱歌真的很好听

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这个前夜我们参加了Kitterege Presbyterian医生的教堂
但我发现自己厌倦了跟随他
经文中的话语当耶稣
看到他他爱他 教堂里挤满了人。
10 月 21 日星期一 刚离开芝加哥前往
夕阳之地。基督徒的热情好客
自从我们到达以来,我们一直很开心
永远不会忘记我们的好朋友
我们在他们中间的逗留如此愉快以至于它
回忆将是一种快乐,永远。

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相当多的公司和我们一起去汽车
直到火车开走才说再见
在议案中,但现在我们正在搬出
城市就在这,明亮、美丽的早晨紧随其后
那些亲身参与的人的恳切祈祷
不再和我们在一起。上帝保佑他们所有人。他们能
不知道他们对我们的帮助有多大
当我们的脸从我们的家乡转过来时很强大
向外国海岸登陆。我想我们
在我们旅行期间将有一个非常愉快的公司

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我们的一位芝加哥朋友向我们介绍了一位先生
普特南在前往加利福尼亚的途中,其中之一
普特南杂志的出版商,他们似乎
拥有所有必要的礼物来贡献他的全部
分享给我们的乐趣。布莱尔先生会坚持
支付我们去奥马哈的宫殿车费和
我们发现它们有很大的改进
普通的车,更宽敞和家庭
就像我们的篮子和包裹都可以

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收起来以备不时之需。
旅行者规定
只能以先进的价格获得,超出的收费
奥马哈,每餐 1.00 美元,
结果是,那么大
午餐篮很时髦,我们有前景
享受长时间的野餐
一路到旧金山
C的好人提供
为了我们的必需品,直到我们
到达我们假设的奥马哈
找到我们的篮子,成为
熟悉它的内容,
无暇顾及
我们准备的那部分
然而。
星期一晚上。我们发现
到目前为止,这个国家非常平坦

和无趣,正在失去
我们美丽的树木,已经开始渴望一座美丽的山丘。
刚刚来到密西比河
大约黄昏,所以我们无法得到
一个很好的看法。在这一点上
穿越,它是一英里宽,并且
看起来它是一条高贵的河流,真的
配得上天父之名
水域。来自城市的光芒,
伯灵顿河上,
似乎几乎包围了我们
和他们在水面上的倒影
很漂亮。那里有火车
停下来吃晚饭和我们的好
朋友P先生出去带了
正如他所说,我们是“三茶”,他
已经带来了一个
英里半,因此
可能不是很暖和
尽管如此,我们还是很享受

同样非常。我们的第一个
一天的行程即将结束,
搬运工是不祥的
唱着我们必须尽快
准备把自己放在我们的
“小床”
周二早上我们睡得很舒服,早起
看着星星渐渐消失
另一个明亮的一天的黎明
原以为我回到了
“山上的家”和思想
很高兴我们
应该看到相同的星星
遥远的土地。我们几乎跨越
爱荷华州和早餐
接下来的事情就是得到
我们的便携式设备成为最好的
离开火车的形状
奥马哈。大盒子,小盒子,

bandbox,捆绑他们的工作方式
强迫自己引起我们的注意
在每一个场合
就在我们到达我们的
车站旁边的一个年轻人
格林的名字,来到我们的聚会上自我介绍
作为赴日传教士
告诉我们我们应该找到赫本医生
和家人在奥马哈。那里
到目前为止,就风景而言,它只是几个有趣的地方。
虽然我们从
密西比河一直到
落基山脉之巅,
国家似乎处于死气沉沉的水平。
栅栏和人行道属于
过去,这里的人看起来像
以为他们开车经过
广阔的田野,随着他们的前进

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从一个地方到另一个地方,这真的没有什么奇迹
那个人在这些平原上迷了路
冬天的雪。就在我们到达理事会之前
布拉夫斯,我们看到了悬崖,没有
怀疑建议了城市的名称。他们包围
我们就像一座山丘的圆形剧场,而不是
不像大堆的软粘土提醒我们
当我们俯视时,几乎没有巨大的雪花飘落
他们不规则的上衣。该镇位于

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这些山脚下,人们可以想象
悄悄地躲在他们的阴影下寻求保护
和关心。房子{几乎所有
西部的住所,}不过是一个故事,或一个
故事高半,但维修良好
每件事都有节俭的气息
我们注意到几座教堂和学校建筑
并发现状态只为聋哑人
位于这里,其中的建筑物是
几乎可以使用了。我们还没有脱离

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街车的范围,但我想我们可能会
除非我们是
很高兴在旧金山找到他们。
我们在密苏里河,一条最
泥泞的溪流,低坡的海岸
似乎刚刚准备好滑入溪流可以
他们找到任何借口这样做。还有奥马哈
好吧,我们不能用它来判断一个地方
铁路车厢的外观。哦对于
看到一座漂亮的小山丘或我们的好老人之一
树木。

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周二前夕,在奥马哈赌博小姐和我去了
照看行李,而 Luc 购买了
我们旅行的午餐。我们的行李箱是最后一个
使他们的出现,但最终圣人
然后我们不得不提供我们的自传
在小范围内,在我们能够确保检查之前
去旧金山,但军官们非常
亲切和愉快。我为甘布尔小姐感到难过
谁有 375 磅的额外行李并且有义务
支付 48.00 美元的交通费。


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赫本医生和家人来了
尽快见到我们
一切都已解决,并且
我们立刻任命了他
公司队长,我们
不能在同一个
和他们一起开车直到之后
我们经过奥格登,但我们可以
尽可能多地访问。
我们的午餐花了很多钱
每人 1.50 美元的总和,我没有
认为我们将不得不得到
在我们到达之前还有更多
行尾。够便宜
不是吗?有个绅士
谁上了我们的车
来自蒙茅斯病
长相和举止让我
想太多弗兰克了。
他个子很高,很有气质,而且看起来

为了他的健康去旅行
有一个完全相反的妻子
在形式和特征上,
但同样善良。他的
名字是赛勒斯琼斯,我们
已达成协议
我们会写信给他,以防万一
我们不会晕船。他有
出海了,也是
滑稽地看到他表演
病假通行证客人这是
他第三次经历
这条路线的国家,所以
当然很熟悉
兴趣点由
方法。两位先生当地人
日本人,好看的人,
一个无效的,在他们的
返回并一直是我们的
到目前为止的伴侣,但是
赫本医生接手

生病的人,他们现在
和他在车里。我是如此
很高兴他找到了一些
为他做点事,
他看起来很痛苦。
我们今天下午去旅行
沿着普拉特河谷,可以
追踪河道,
岸边的树旁。
我们唯一能看到的是
靠近河边
这里的土地很好
用于种植,灌溉时,
和为此目的的水可以
从熔化中获得
雪在更远的地方
山我们有
谈到普拉特河,但
它几乎不配这个名字,
尽管在
它与

密苏里州 3/4 英里宽
它的平均深度只有大约
6英寸,可在那里导航
前无非是
即使在最高的时候也有木瓦
阶段。但它会消耗大量
席卷全国,并呈现
百亩肥沃,其中
它被认为可以制造
生产最好的谷物。
在南岸
河流是旧的“移民
大篷车的路”
白顶马车是
以前见过携带巨大的
这些货物的运费
平原到怀俄明州科罗拉多州
等等,我一点也不
对这种程度的想法
商业。
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我们了解到,以下估计是
由 1866 年的作品制成
雇用货车 8,960 辆,14,620 辆
英里,59,440 头牛和 11220 人
运载 54,000 吨货物的成本
仅货车和车队就价值 7,289,300 美元
这个地方盛产野味,大草原
鸡、鸭、火鸡等,以及我们的乘客
正在寻找水牛城,但有

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还没有幸看到一个。
这个山谷没有屈服于白人,
由印第安人毫不费力地进行,因为它是
他们最喜欢的狩猎场之一。
就在黄昏前的这个前夜,我们看到了一群美女,他们来到了我们的团队
因为它在车站停下来乞讨 {钱} 他们穿着很差
哦,如此退化。似乎很少
我们的性别可能会下降到如此低的水平。

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我们在平台上脱颖而出,一个
男人扔给他们一些小硬币,然后
然后是烟草,他们似乎同样
很高兴得到。一名妇女没有生孩子
超过 10 或 12 个月大,谁的可怜
小小的身体几乎没有覆盖
当我们感到寒冷的时候,我们把衣服裹在防水服里。我不能
当我看着他们时,帮助思考

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他们拥有和我们一样宝贵的灵魂,但
没有人教他们方法
的生活。我们可以明显感觉到大气密度的不同,因为
我们登上山。现在2600左右
海平面以上英尺。天黑了
我必须对亲爱的说晚安
那些,回到俄亥俄州。他们不点亮
车子好好的,免得我们要熬夜了。

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10 月 22 日星期三,卢克和
我正在获得声誉
作为早期用途,因为我们
是关于第一个旅行者的骚动。
这是一个点,已经完成
旺季如厕
当盆地线上只有一种排列时
25 位或更多女士的玻璃等。
如果你会笑
可以看到我们的小半圆
咖啡壶和夸脱杯,
在炉子上,准备
早餐,你必须知道
我们的咖啡不会失败
或茶虽然制作
它并非没有困难
其中最大的是等待
两三个小时
水煮沸。不要告诉它

在国外,以免伤害
我们的声誉,但咖啡
放水的时候放入
是冷的。先生们是
对此并非没有兴趣
重要并保持一致
之间的沟通
炉子和我们自己报告
每次旅行都有进步。这个
早上太冷了
舒适没有良好的火灾。
火车停下来吃早餐
我们离开的西德尼
火车,快步走
顺便说一句,去了
去商店看看是什么
他们一直在外面出售
这里。这似乎是一个
商务小地方,找到了
看起来的一件事
非常自然,那是

一圈雪茄吸烟者
后面的圆形火炉。
商人似乎怀疑
我们出去探索
远征,但很绅士。离开商店后
玩了一场雪球
和我们的好朋友琼斯先生
一种很好的药
寻找运动的人。
这个上午看到了很多
羚羊的数量,它们看起来
结成小团体,
而且不会来
我们附近。我做了这么多的愿望
看水牛,但他们是
不是很丰富。今天下午
我们来到一列货运列车
谁的引擎熄火了
追踪
并被拘留了大约三人

在我们可以通过它们之前的几个小时。
几乎到达了顶峰
落基山脉去聚集
如果可能的话,一些标本
种类。我们太冷了
不得不做一些快速步行到
保暖但发现了一些
美丽的石头,伤痕累累
兔子从它的藏身之处,
我们认为它太大了
起初它是一只羚羊。
一块石英太好看了
我觉得好像我想发送
它到伍斯特大学,
但它几乎太重了
那。指挥与医生
赫本以为它被石化了
木头,但是一个老矿工
董事会宣布它石英。
天快黑的时候

[注:第十三页横着写]
我们在谢尔曼抛锚,一个小镇
山的顶峰,我下车
走了一点只是为了说我有
踏上陆地的最高点
我们的大陆被一条铁路穿过。
我们海拔 8242 英尺
海平面。该镇以将军命名。
谢尔曼是该级别最高的人
我们的服务。这里那里,山丘

[注:第十四页横着写]
覆盖着茂密生长的常青树,
它们很小但做得很好
木材,据说供应量几乎
取之不尽用之不竭找到树木真是一种解脱
再次,只见过那些在银行的
离开奥马哈后的普拉特。风景
此时据说非常盛大,但是
凄凉凄凉,但为时已晚
我们通过观察得到任何好处。我不
我想我应该喜欢住在这样的地方

[注:第十五页横着写]
海拔。空气如此稀有
今天呼吸很累
和一位正在遭受痛苦的可怜女士
消费一直很惨
的确,为了她,我们会很高兴
安全地站在另一边的脚下。
我们现在落后了半天以上
时间,除非它被弥补
不得不下到盐湖城度过
安息日,但希望我们能度过难关

[注:第十六页横着写]
不这样做。
11 月 23 日星期四 确实是一个非常寒冷的夜晚
但是通过向搬运工要额外的毯子,
把我们的披肩和防水布扔过去
总而言之,我们设法感到舒适。我睡了
我的斗篷罩在我头上
让我的耳朵保持温暖。拥有是必须的
虽然我们的小窗户打开呼吸新鲜空气
天气很恶劣。当我们第一次醒来时
看到派克峰。已通过

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17日
在夜间。我可以
不形容美丽
阳光对人的影响
被雪覆盖的高地
距离 。在任何时候
登上山。我们能意识到我们正在达到这样的目标吗
一个高度,但在下降
风景似乎太宏伟了
描述。言辞平淡,
想象本身在其
尽收眼底,无法夸大它的美丽和崇高。岩石堆在上面
另一个明显混乱
其中一些几乎上升
垂直数百
英尺形成坚固的岩石墙
有时几乎在
我们的范围。什么小土
这里是红色的

并在顶部
发现山脊生长
似乎是灌木松树
几乎一无所有地茁壮成长
坚持但摇滚。这
沟壑长满鼠尾草
长到大约的刷子
一英尺高,很厚,而且不
与鼠尾草绿色不同
最近一直如此
受欢迎的。下午 5 点左右我们
刚刚通过了1000英里的树
距离奥马哈 1000 英里,以及
魔鬼滑坡后不久,
大约 10 英尺宽的空间
每一面都是一堵墙
像石头一样规整
出自一个人之手
并几乎形成一条直线
从基地到山顶
山的我们将尝试发送

如果你是立体镜
我们可以在旧金山买到一台。这是最奇怪的之一
我们还没有看到的东西。
多么美妙的方式
似乎已经准备好了
对于这条铁路。它风
大约在通行证之间,所以我们有
几乎没有经历过一次削减
到今天。]这个国家更
当我们继续前进时,我们已经定居下来,
我们已经看到了一些
非常好的小团体
掩映在阴影中的房屋
哨兵山的
在这附近走过的道路
平行运行且非常接近
我们的生产线,以及每一个地方,以及
那里,有几行移民
货车,房屋的
整个家庭的时间,

谁在“西出”
再次吸引眼球
朝着大群
马和牛,
几乎超出编号
以圣人为食
山谷的刷子,从
拿出一些遮蔽的岩石
凝视牧羊人的小屋
远离邻居,站立
在孤独的寂寞中。
但是哦,我们多么怀念
远方的好老树
东方,只找到了这些
在普拉特山谷附近
山峰和
1000 英里的树。有过
我们第一次介绍
受雇的中国人
保持轨道井然有序
他们采用美国[注:第十七页横着写]
穿着,保留的暗示,并没有更多
外表比我不讨喜
期待找到他们,虽然我不能说
我很欣赏梳头的风格
车上的人在呼唤
克劳奇小姐和我,抓住每一个机会去看看
在我们的兄弟。我们的党正在成为一些
众所周知,今天下午还有一位矿工
与我们争论不休

[注:第十八页横着写]
表明我们有足够的工作要做
在家里,我们在逃跑
从我们的职责。他向我们讲述了他的生活
矿工,这是多么不可能
有任何宗教特权以及如何
如果可以的话,他们中的许多人会很高兴
不一样的生活。他诚实而真诚
他的话让我不得不同情他
在奥格登换车,但天太黑了
看镇上的任何东西。我不得不离开

[注:第十九页横着写]
我们亲爱的小常春藤植物,因为它完全是
死了,天竺葵不远了
芝加哥。我不忍心放弃但
它变成了必需品。蜡像还在
生活和我的希望都集中在那个
俄亥俄州的生活记忆。传教士
聚会现在一起换车换
最后一次,感觉我们差不多
通过陆路旅行我们都是
身体健康,精神抖擞,一点也不累

[注:在第 20 页横着写]
10月24日星期五早上今天早上发现
我们距离奥马哈 1307 英里,印第安人在
得到和黑莓一样多。在一
停下来的地方,我们看到了一个 squaw 展览
她的婴儿以 2 位 {25 美分} 的价格向乘客
视力,但我觉得我买不起
认为有大量的前景
类似性质的免费前一天是
超过。火车远远落后于时间

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那些没有吃午饭的人
董事会一无所获
吃到上午 10 点这
茶点屋很
确实保存完好,可以
几乎得到他想要的任何东西
前提是他为此支付 1.00 美元的 75 美分硬币。
我们还没有买
离开后的单餐
回家,期待到达
加利福尼亚没有这样做
有良好的胃口和设置
该表每天3次。他们
不会让乘客在这辆车里煮咖啡
但是,我们必须
光顾外面的世界
一点,但祝贺我们
自我感觉我们一直很

经济。中午买的
战山的一罐泡菜。
在我们享受的时候
他们在晚餐时,赫本医生
走过来说“我
从未见过一群女士安顿下来
吃,但他们有泡菜
我们想知道他是否在内心
意思是“老女仆” 我们做到了
不觉得他们反感]
这部分的城镇
这个国家建立在一个
死电平和有界
沙子,没有树,没有码,什么都没有
让房子看起来
最不像家的,但
人们看起来很满足并且
舒服的。多么慈悲
我们是这样构成的
习惯于生活的必然。在一些

土壤是碱性的地方
几乎像雪一样白
他们告诉我们水会
在没有酵母帮助的情况下做面包,可以
不保证真实性
声明,但已给出
作为一个事实。我们遇到了一个
最美丽的河流
洪堡,我们的路线
下午跟着
它的水是最蓝最冷的
最清澈的山水
这里非常稀有。这
山谷被经常覆盖
提到鼠尾草和
牛可以没有
全年避难
所以有最好的机会
因为牧场在经济上证明是成功的。一个男人
但是也差不多

与世隔绝
就社会而言
如果他亲自监督
一个牧场。我有一件事
未能谈论
在这里和那里挖出来
当然是平原
正确命名为他们看起来
更像是野生的洞穴
动物比住所
男人。想象一下进入金库或地窖的入口,
像你这样的地上
有时会看到,你会
有个不错的主意
这些在我们看来,
前提是你解雇每个
草之矛,想想
它们被泥土覆盖。
昨天和今天我们有
一直在听章节

[注:在第 21 页横着写]
豪斯学校的主人被甘布尔小姐朗读
谁有足够的外国账户
让我们给她留下深刻印象,那是她
有责任做所有的阅读。莎拉也许会
记住这是约翰堂兄的故事
如此焦虑,我们应该享受我们的时候
在马萨诸塞州。我们确实觉得这很有趣
明天完成。我曾想过
很多次到上周五的那天

[注:第二十二页横着写]
我离开我宝贵的家的那一天。每一个
那一天的发生被刻在
我的记忆就像铁笔,但我
一次还不能考虑很久
我留下了一大笔爱的宝藏
比我在其他地方找不到的落后,但是
永远不要让自己想到我们除了
你。我们会一直数姐妹
我们不会吗?虽然圈子没有破
在远处它拥抱世界。

[注:写在第二十三页]
同一只手关心我们所有人,同样
耳朵听我们的晚祷,同样
家等待着每一个人。如果不是这样
心会因分离的负担而破碎,因为我们可以高兴。我感到放心
旅行者不会在时刻被遗忘
早晚恳求。你知道
不是那个想法对我有价值。
星期六早上。 11 月 25 日最后一个晚上,我们要求
当我们要经过时,搬运工早早叫醒我们

-- 今天早上六点左右的湖
据说很漂亮所以我们起床了
几乎在天亮之前。我希望我能给你
只是对四周环绕着我们的美景的微弱印象 湖似乎
躺在一个被陡峭悬崖围起来的盆地里
被覆盖的塞拉内华达州的两侧
有着如此精美的常青树的四肢是
生来就带着冰雪的重量

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25日
在黎明时分
看起来像那么多水晶
就在我们进入的时候
进入现场享受
视图被截获
汽车进入一些雪
棚子,开始于
这一点几乎持续
22 英里无间断。
我多么渴望清扫
那天早上他们都走了
至少,我们似乎
不忍失去这么多。
但这些机构是
在这个地方的积极必要性。我相信有一条线
棚子和隧道穿过这个

采取措施的山区
45英里,棚屋正在建造中
每英里的平均成本为 10,000 美元
雪经常在这些沟壑中飘扬
到 16 或 20 英尺的深度,所以我们可以
很容易想象它是多么不可能
将是保持轨道清晰
没有他们。早上 7 点左右火车
停下来吃早餐,早餐在一个
一些乘客下雪了
评论,但我们在离开时发现
我们到达山顶的火车,
山顶上的一个小镇
塞拉内华达州。当其他人在
吃他们的饭,卢克,我去了
出来爬到山顶
村子后面,聚集了几个
山苔标本
并且没有损失,除了
在我的一个相当小的洞
吊袜带{在其中一个锋利的
岩石} 我想一定是
修补。空气非常令人振奋,
太冷了,我们的耳朵和手
刺痛,但是哦,我们周围环境的宏伟和崇高是
超越语言或笔的力量

形容我只能惊呼
愿我们所有的朋友都能
和我们站在这里看看
他们自己。我们永远不能告诉他们
关于它的任何事情。我本可以有
停留了几个小时,但 2 分钟
是我们的津贴,我们不得不
追溯我们的脚步。当我们下来
我们去了早餐室
买了一些热咖啡。我们改变了
奥格登的铁路公司和
他们不允许我们使用炉子
用于家庭用途的车内
所以我希望我们将不得不光顾
餐厅有点。正如我们得到的
上了火车,我觉得我们差不多
享受我们最后一次乘坐铁路
10年也许。导体有
似乎很着急我们应该
查看所有兴趣点并发表评论
因为他在船上帮助我们。现在为
合恩角,你会看到
车的这一侧。我们开始了
体面的山和之后

被这些棚子安置在
大约一个小时将他们抛在身后
并进入[无法辨认]区域
小村庄和小村庄
矿工的家园分散
到处都是,但他们的院子是
围起来,还有小木屋
他们中的许多人被包围了
通过花园和果园
提供最好的蔬菜和
水果。土壤有同样的红色
我注意到的外观是玉米,在
新泽西州,去年夏天的时候
山丘和山坡被推倒铲除
矿工在他们的搜索中
黄金,直到人们认为
非常地面将被带走。
大约 10 点我们到达了著名的
合恩角和那些认为
他们有很强的神经
获得最佳视野的平台
“在线上最壮观的景象”
轨道绕着悬崖
如此靠近边缘,你可以
向下看 2500 英尺的山谷

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29 日
只看美国河
一条银线,从
这个距离。我站在
踩了车,觉得我可以
一步到位
我们如此接近的峡谷
边缘。我从没想过会看到
比我更伟大的东西
当时和那里见证。什么时候
这条路是围绕这个修建的
上山的人
破土动工,被暂停
从山顶的绳索,直到
他们可以挖掘立足点
进入它的岩石边。他们说
大量中国劳工
受雇于其建筑
看起来像一群蚂蚁
从山谷看。
我走的时候想
我东边的马蹄弯
旅行,它是最美妙的

可以进行的调查
修建铁路,但
变得微不足道
与工作相比
在合恩角。美国人
不是一个不能在的人
他们的字典。我们越过了
谷在其最低点
栈桥工作 878 英尺长,我
假设在任何一条线上都没有位置
美国受到关注
比这弯弯更刻意的关怀
和栈桥工作 他们从不
试图在夜间越过它
并放置了最强大的引擎
进入征用,通常是
附在每辆火车上,所以以防万一
一个被禁用它不会
处于无助的状态。
我们几乎经常外出
从 6 点开始,感觉准备好了
坐一会儿。外出时我

与一位来自
阿克伦是我应该评判的学生
谁发现了我们的目的地
因此,似乎
对我们感兴趣。我进去的时候他
握住我的手,如此认真地说:“我祝你神速。”这些言论放在这里,还有
对我们来说,就像图片中的金苹果
银。下一站是科尔法克斯
{以我们以前的恶习命名
总统}所有火车停靠的地方
茶点它是其中之一
我们见过的最漂亮的城镇
自从离开小姐。一个号码
的男孩进入汽车提供
出售一些最好的葡萄,
和梨,格林先生购买了
足够我们聚会了。几乎没问题
传达了这个 Cal 的真实想法。
水果很好吃,相当融化
在一个人的嘴里。

12点发现我们差点倒下
海平面温度计
从早上起已经上升了 23°
防水材料被丢弃,窗户打开,我们希望
衣服更好适应
6 小时前的气候
我们冷得发抖
山下雪。看起来
好像我们突然之间
转移到另一个世界,
天空是如此柔软,[难以辨认],而
每件事看起来都好像是它的
生长最大的乐趣,灌木
到处都是树木果实和鲜花。
到达萨克拉门托市
大约中午和第一个对象
我们注意到州议会大厦
名副其实的建筑
这个地方有很多美丽
有人会欣赏它的遮荫树
那些如果没有别的。 [无法辨认]是
在这一点上相当宽,但
黄色和泥泞的原因是
泥土几乎被冲入其中

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第 33 届
它的整个过程,由采矿
人口。如果不是
为了美国人的坚持
我想这座城市会是
在那些事情中
曾经被大火烧毁
又一次几乎被冲昏了头脑
由河流溢出。
它建在高水位之上
在第二次标记
架设但采矿业务
把河床填满到这样
在一定程度上,当
雪回来了
山在春天融化,
水倾盆而下
并淹没了这座城市。作为一个
治愈这地面
现在整个城市
看台实际上已经抬高了
12英尺,所以没有更远的风险
在那个方向。而是一个
艰巨的任务就是这样。

好像我们在这里
资助巴别地
几乎每个部落的人
每个国家都用自己的语言大喊大叫,结果,混乱无法形容
今天下午来了一位女士
在斯托克顿的火车由她的丈夫陪同,并 2 罚款
看着小男孩,并介绍
她自己是哈珀医生的侄女。
她去过旧金山
前一天,卢米斯医生
谈到了我们的到来,并且
她说她觉得她必须看看
我们。走了大约20英里,
坐回程火车离开这样
她带来了一篮漂亮的水果
在为我们。她很着急我
应该回去过安息日,但我觉得这样会更好
继续与公司合作。
我们似乎发现了

风车之乡
其中一些用于
这附近的水经常
被抽进了冲天炉
房屋并从那里运载
在之后的建筑物上
它已被用于灌溉
院子和花园。我们为
第一次开始觉得时间
变得有点乏味,而且
安全进入并不遗憾
我们正好到达的奥克兰
准时会见但
一个延迟的原因是
货运列车偏离轨道
在落基山。卢米斯医生
来到奥克兰迎接我们
给我带来亨利的信
& Hattie 给了我一个世界
很好,因为我确实感到陌生
一片陌生的土地。它花了所有的
我们男人的可用力量
派对拿我们的包包
以及安全携带的包裹

渡船和推挤
一种难以形容的混乱
我下定决心什么都不应该
发生在我亲爱的小植物身上
并且不会给任何人
随身携带,但手太忙了
我的票在
我的牙齿从何而来
代理花费的时间
谁好奇地看着我
看一眼,让我继续。
去旧金山的时候
我读了我的信,想到了所有
亲爱的那些在家里的,它
很高兴我能成为
独自思考。它是
大约九点钟,我觉得我
在那一刻被铭记
需要我说我有多珍贵
那是什么?我不能告诉你
我是如何得到帮助的。
我们的好医生没有离开我们
直到我们在酒店安全
为我们的每一个安排
舒适完成。现在在这里
我们还有一周的时间
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37日
在我们找到临时住所之前
在科罗拉多河上。我不让
我自己想到了登船
然而,我们的祝福是多么美好
生命一天天来到我们身边
“我们的职责一一满足我们
我们可以让我们的全部力量
走到每一个,感觉恩典会
给每个明天。”
10月27日昨天早上我们
早起感觉很休息但是
我们不知道的想法
城市里只有一座教堂
被找到,或者一个名字
单身牧师,送我们一程
从家的感觉。早餐后
我们翻阅了一份日报
甘布尔小姐认出了一位前任
认识的牧师
各各会会长,所以我们
立刻决定陪她。
其中一位搬运工给了我们指示,我们找到了这个地方
没有困难。引座员
问我们是否愿意进入

那时的中国安息日学
在教室里的会议和
我们很高兴开始
那样的一天。不少
的教会允许他们的安息日
在此使用的学校房间
方式,在没有其他人占用的一个小时内。他们自己的学生
成为老师并学习
中文,读英文。那里
是一些小女孩和男孩,
不超过 10 或 12 岁
与他们的班级一起工作
最勤奋的老师们,
和学者一样全神贯注
在他们的主题中。院长是
美国人,助理警司是中国人
他是一个非常令人愉快的人
说话有礼貌的人,似乎
很高兴得知我们
我们正在去中国的路上
教他的同胞他
问我们是否不想去
下午的宣教室
并参加中国服务捐赠
我们指示如何找到它们。
这些人非常着急

学习英语并热爱
被孩子们教。
谒见室在这
教堂是最好的之一——我
见过。深红色天鹅绒大理石讲坛
坐垫和挂毯挂饰。
最精致的管风琴
芬兰枝形吊灯内饰,地毯
一切都预示着伟大
优雅。它让我想起了一个
菲尔的哈蒂教堂很少。
但更有气势
牧师从
文字“她做了她所做的事
可以”,我觉得多好
主题,但布道是任何
努力给人留下深刻印象
人有义务履行
150,000 美元的债务由 Soc 承担。
于是我得出结论,这是一个
新建筑,但后来发现
令我大吃一惊的是
使用 9 年。康迪特先生告诉我
几乎没有教堂
城市,或多或少在
债务。每个教派似乎
已经超出了它的意思
建造它的礼拜堂。
我想了很多

在美国的最后一个安息日
对此感到非常失望
服务。你会记得这个
是辛西娅葬礼的文字
讲道。海蒂听到的最后一条短信
在俄亥俄州传道。
在精神上我在杰克逊
教堂听巴尔先生的话,可以
但希望我去教堂一些
服务后在哪里遇到格林先生
很高兴发现他遇到了
曾经在海上的同学
恢复他的远航
身体健康,现在入住
城市,所以他可以消磨时间
和格林先生在一起,他说他有
有点想家的感觉
已经。午饭后我们带着我们的
穿过唐人街到
传教室,以及所有的日子
我们的环境永远不会
让我们想象它是
安息日。我感觉好像突然转移到异教世界。
进入教堂后,我们发现
可能有 60 或 70 名中国人从事
安息日学练习,在
负责卢米斯医生。他们唱着我们的
亲爱的安息日学歌曲和赞美诗

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就像我一样,耶稣是生命之水
将首先给予,Rock of Ages 等
先是英文,然后是中文,之后大部分都重复了一个
两种语言的经文
我不禁注意到
他们唱的是什么增加了热情
中国人,其中一些是字面上的
用尽全力唱歌
在几乎完美的时间。后
安息日学康迪特先生带我们去
直到他们的家庭房间
在这栋楼的二楼,我们在那里遇到了他的妻子和
两个孩子。康迪特夫人是其中之一
最甜蜜最淑女的
我见过的女人,我的整个心
立刻走到她身边,她是
相当小的浅色头发,一个
美丽的蓝眼睛,清澈
肤色,并与
那种安逸和尊严
不是排斥你,而是你如此
喜欢看。康迪特先生让
我觉得有点像表弟亨利是个善于交际的人,准备好
为任何人做任何他能做的事

卢米斯医生更有风格
一位新安德兰绅士
我不禁感到一点
尽管对海蒂感到敬畏。康迪特夫人叫我们来
晚上 7 点左右起床
参观他们的学校,然后她
会和我们一起去听帕特森医生
{原芝加哥}布道。我认为
我们的传教士有一所学校
一周中的每个晚上,以及所有
以英语授课。我们有
那天晚上有机会亲自听课。我的是
使用入门书并且正在学习单词
一个音节作为炉台
我发现自己几乎
不由自主地做手势
他们让他们非常高兴
但他们理解他们我
思考。他们很有耐心,而且
愿意被教导,但如果他们
不明白的发音
一句话正确会拒绝继续,
说“我没有得到他。我没有得到
他。”其中不少
学生是虔诚的基督徒

这是不可能的
对妇女和女孩来说,
因为他们不知道希望
什么都学。我们只能
一直到练习结束
大约过了一半,但很享受
我们确实留下来了,非常喜欢。
在教堂有点晚了
帕特森医生被认为是最
能干的牧师,他的工作在
他负责的年轻人正在
特别成功。他是
现在占据了讲坛
离去的这座城市的道奇博士
由于他的失败
健康,但只有微弱
其恢复的前景,他是
看一位牧师选举
会众。和以前一样
上个安息日我很疲倦
因此无法充分享受
服务。见面后我们就
介绍给医生和小姐
甘布尔在他身上发现了她一些祖先的熟人
{全部来自爱尔兰}所以他立刻

说他应该占有她
部分时间。这是我们的
最后一个安息日在这边
世界一段时间,我做
不知道,但我很高兴我们有
今天有点失望
我觉得父亲的讲道在
韦恩是我对美国的告别
言语无法表达对我的满足
我被允许在场
那里。那个下午是
我第一次感受到
能够放弃家庭圈子
尤其是在珍贵的父亲&
妈妈,我永远不会忘记
父亲站在一旁时的样子
那张圣餐台和他
谈到了我们在这里的工作,以及我们的
回家,我们应该去的地方
一起度过一个永恒我内心一次又一次的惊呼
主我为你舍弃一切
然而,它们似乎从未像现在这样
珍贵,比那时。没有光
放弃父亲和母亲的事情
我和兄弟姐妹经常
晚上一起住了几个小时
总是在离别的感觉

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第 45 名
义务说去还在缩小形式
悲伤的再见,但你看到的只是
在正确的时间力量来了
上帝可以扩展他的保护
照顾所有的圈子,并备用
他们直到我回来,但在任何
万一一切都会好起来的,我们
不需要为此感到焦虑
我唱过你属世的安息日等
昨晚关于我想的时间
你会在家里唱歌
10月27日星期一今天早上我
我的行李箱被带到了我的房间
卢克和我做的第一件事,
是拿出我们家的照片
看看他们。我想我们所有的
家庭照片真好。先生和
卢米斯夫人很诚恳地拜访了我们
很早,医生询问了
我的小植物繁荣昌盛 他说
希望我能安全通过
赫本夫人认为医生有
做正确的事
他是个妻子,而且她看起来确实很

愉快而美好。赫本医生
在他们离开之前就在里面看看
让我们的国事厅
容器,但卢米斯医生已经
参加了此事。我们刚刚
回到我们的房间时
我的老朋友兼学生约翰·斯塔布斯
把他的卡片寄给我,我很高兴,
因为我刚刚搜索了城市目录
找不到他的名字,和
告诉卢克我没看到,但我
应该被迫离开城市
没有见到他。他曾经
看报纸两周
虽然我的名字是
宣布为 Choyse 而不是
不,他认为这一定是
我尽管如此。他检查过
市内每家酒店的登记簿
他认为我们有可能入住的地方,他说他忘记了
关于布鲁克林的房子
他告诉我他们没有
打扫了整整一周,所以我必须

不是很找,但他
提议带我回家
他。我告诉他克劳奇小姐
说我不能离开她
一个人在酒店,他说
照亮她。他出去了
我们订了一辆马车
打包我们的商品
最大的远征,然后离开
我们的宿舍没有任何遗憾。斯塔布斯先生坚持
支付我们的酒店费用,以及
当我们想结账时
评论道:“我有一点传教士账目要结清,我有
老实说“他们有一个非常漂亮的
确实是房子,而且斯塔布斯夫人
给了我如此热烈的欢迎
我们立刻感到宾至如归
她只有一个孩子
可能会带走的小家伙
任意俘虏他的心
斯塔布斯先生有一个重要的
太平洋路上的位置,
是货运部门的负责人,下有20名文员
他。他看起来很年轻
公司称他为助理
代理直到他们可以这样做
不再像他真正的样子
事务的负责人。它休息
与他一起决定
运费之间的价格
奥马哈和旧金山
说他有一些有趣的经历,因为他经常被弄错
为办公室里的一个男孩做生意
男人。今天下午我们
参加了一个祷告会
康迪茨夫人。只有一个
目前很少,但我们有一个非常
我珍贵的小会议
感觉可能是我应该做的最后一个
在美国参加多少
我已获准出席此类会议。我应该进去
他们长期以来的实力
是时候'来'了]

[注:写在第四十五页的侧面]
我们遇到了一位科尔夫人,她正在
中国妇女,也有一所女子学校和
挨家挨户探访她一直
作为传教士在中国埋葬了她
丈夫和她所有的孩子都很老,但穿着
那张平静而信任的脸,似乎是由悲伤而生的。我感到无法抗拒地被她吸引,因为她
告诉我她的工作。另一位女士
数字更鼓励我,参考
我选择的生活,胜过我遇到的任何人。她是
53岁在很普通的情况下,但是
非常热心地教中国男孩
在夜校。她学会了主
用中文祷告,花了她三个月的时间
但康迪特先生说她能很好地发音

[注:写在第四十六页的侧面]
她觉得好像她想去中国,以为我们
可能认为自己有特权,我们可以
发送。为我们安排了
周二与康迪特夫人和诺克斯夫人共进晚餐
上个星期四,但并非最不重要的是,我们遇到了 Aho the
第一年教海蒂中文的女孩
在坎顿,海蒂是她的“中间人”
她结婚的时间。她说“你是诺伊斯小姐吗”
姐姐?” “很喜欢诺伊斯小姐”,“她学中文
非常容易”她是其中的圣经读者
人,她的丈夫向他们传道,有一个
小孩一岁左右,留下了一个小坟墓
在她父亲的土地上。她想让我去看看
到了那里,告诉她是否井井有条。

[注:写在第四十七页上]
Aho 非常小,美式穿着很整洁
风格。我不知道我什么时候遇到过任何人
似乎拥有了更活泼的精神。她说“
美国女士很友善,我有英语
朋友,但我自己的人很坏。”我告诉她她
作为传教士来到我们国家,我去了中国
这里的妇女会成为基督徒并来
过来帮助我们,也许我们可以帮助一些人
在那里爱耶稣,他们可以过来
并帮助她。她似乎对这个主意很满意
康迪特先生觉得这几乎更令人沮丧
在美国而不是中国在这些人中工作
说他有时希望他能回到广州
这个前夜,我们回来后有一些音乐,不错
我们这一天的结论。晚安你一定不要

[注:写在第四十八页的侧面]
有时忘记为我亲吻他们
玛丽什么的。
10 月 28 日星期二 今天早上我们收拾好行李
在卢克的大篮子里洗漱,然后把它带到一个
附近的洗衣妇被推荐为
一位了解她的业务的人,她收取 10 美分
大件一件,小件每打 35 美分
那些,这是比可以找到的更便宜的价格
在许多场所。我有些惊讶
以目前在旧金山的生活费用
斯塔布斯夫人说这对一个家庭来说要好得多
2 或 3 比尝试看家。
他们同时支付了 110
每月的伙食费。她带我们出去散步
虽然她说她来这里的时间太短了
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不知道更多
这个城市比我做得好。天气
令人愉快,他们告诉我们
这是他们所有的冬天
它将继续我们所看到的
直到 4 月 1 日。你不能
穿什么都过时
一位女士出现在街上
有皮草,另一个会有
肩上系着蕾丝披肩
Morenio 或 Cassimere 连衣裙
与珀凯尔并肩而行,
[无法辨认] 甚至是白色的。效果
在一个陌生的头脑中,在寻找
在这样的观众上
综艺见了就是说
最不新颖的极端
但是金额
大方的着装是美妙的
最昂贵的面料
在时尚的极端是
穿着如此不小心
至于保存,似乎几乎
司空见惯的一件事是真的
你有宾至如归的感觉
对你来说任何厚或薄的东西
不能完全没有
公司。商店很好有货,价格不
与远方的大不相同
东。今天下午根据
赴约先生用餐
康迪。有一个愉快的谈话
小儿子和女儿
是非常聪明的孩子约翰尼
给了我一个石榴和
告诉我我必须确定并且
去皮吃
种子。他妈妈叫他
他们的中国小男孩
他并不特别欣赏
康迪特先生向我们收取了很多费用
学习中文
慢慢地说,我们最好开始
一天一个字。
康迪特夫人告诉我们一些事情

她形成的效果
传教士团体
女士们,认为这方面的困难
东部社会几乎不欣赏西海岸
教堂里有这么多
债务与中国人口
太棒了,以至于旧金山人觉得有足够的
在家做,真的做
几乎觉得这个,在他们的照顾下
是真的。我们度过了一个愉快的下午。我确定我爱
我们亲爱的传教士在这里
非常非常。没有
直到快八点才回家
点,斯塔布斯先生说他
开始害怕我们
丢失的。晚上很愉快
不像我们十月的夜晚
在家。
10 月 29 日星期三
分开去拜访伍达德
花园,就我们而言

可以学习成为城市的景点之一。他们被放置
由 R.R. Woodard 于 1860 年推出
他自己的私人用途,但
期间向公众开放
叛乱,以帮助卫生委员会。和金额
据说已经实现了巨大的
一个晚上写一本书
试图描述我们
试图看到。矿物鸟来自
每个气候,植物取自
印度、非洲、澳大利亚的房屋种类繁多,
数字,你感觉好像被带到了异国他乡。我看到了
我们最伟大的奥兰达
只是大小上的数字
当与它相比时
仙人掌、香蕉等到达
奇妙的高度。曾经有
30多种野生动物
其中的动物是熊
重 1600 磅。但我相信

[注:写在第四十九页的侧面]
我比其他任何事情都更喜欢美术馆
一个人可以一次又一次地访问它
并且会更欣赏这些画作
他们最后一次见到他们比以往任何时候都多。他们中的大多数
已在罗马采购,直接复制
原件,其中有八个
我们被告知的数字,完全相等
如果不优于原件的话 帕特森医生
和他的女儿们在一起,他告诉
我们对图片有很多有趣的事情
说上面提到的8不能相等
在美国。我忍不住希望太太
Stanhope Matteson 和 Julie Hulbert 本来可以
和我们在一起,因为我知道他们会喜欢的。这些花园真的是这座城市的宝藏

[注:横着写在第五十页]
大约下午 4 点开车回家的感觉
对我们的多见有些厌倦。先生
我们在场地遇见我们的格林,
下午告诉我们赫本医生
今晚要在斯科特医生的教堂里演讲。
斯科特博士是这里的总统神学院长老会
我们想听他说话,斯塔布斯先生接了
我们下来,说他会在
讲座结束。我们进去了,谁应该
我们坐下来,但库里先生和玛吉
看到他们就像回家一样,但是哦,亲爱的
我们应该如何保持我们的角色专注
听众们 如果莎拉会记得那晚,我就和
她听到麦当劳先生的声音,她会有一个主意
与我在这里没有的这种差异的现实

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让我保持清醒。我就像那个男人
谁说布道中最好的部分是
结论。尽管如此,我还是看到了斯科特医生
你知道我渴望看到我听到的那些
阅读金额 {amounts} 几乎是一种激情
我们在服务后遇到了他并收到了他的
衷心祝福我们和我们的工作,
后来发现这不是免费的
讲座,可以解释搜索
接待员给我们的一瞥,当我们
进入了,但是我们完全迷失了
当时。我晚上睡觉
渴望像曾经来我们家的旅行者一样
“让时钟保持清醒”
10 月 30 日星期四上午
绿背兑换黄金和墨西哥元

[注:横着写在第五十二页]
这就是我们在离开旧金山之前希望使用的东西,其余的折扣为 8%,有一张汇票
在香港。我忍不住保留了一件
纸币作为纪念。它似乎
奇怪的是这里处理金钱的方式
男人对抽出 10 或 20 美元毫不在意
从某个口袋或其他地方取出硬币,硬币装在小袋子里或以某种方式松散地放在口袋里
这并不让人觉得非常小心。
问任何东西的价格,它是 2、4 或 6
视情况而定,比特是我们的老
老式的先令。当然洋基喜欢
旧金山人声称他们的货币是最好的
但是如果你的钱包有点重你懂了
装满墨西哥硬币,至于金币

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第 53 页
它是如此之小,我只能是
害怕 - 我应该失去它
一些购物和写信
这个下午。天气是
几乎不舒服的温暖,
天空有那么美丽
柔软度。我想属于
[难以辨认]。我们成熟的花朵
在花盆中如此小心地成长
在露天最繁茂
我们深色的常春藤藤蔓
本身在栏杆上
和坚固的房屋门廊
大众,而卢西亚斯成长为
10 或 12 英尺的高度。
在yds的角落里繁衍生息,
看起来不像大玫瑰
灌木丛的形式和上升。我几乎不
敢告诉你大马蹄莲
莉莉,我今天早上看到了,以免你
应该认为我在告诉一个
加利福尼亚的故事,但它确实看起来好像
它的开花是 3 或 4 倍

和我在俄亥俄州见过的一样大
玫瑰和鱼天竺葵
从字面上看似乎没有
结尾。但他们有一个
在平均温度为 54° 且温度计变化仅为 9° 的气候中成熟的机会更大
比在我们的雪地和
霜。当我们在这里走动时,我们
几乎无法意识到不是
独栋房屋建到
1835 而现在的人口是 175,000 今天下午
拜访了库里先生和夫人
在酒店,但希望
去一些家务
神学院的空房间。
建设,尽快他们的货物
到达 都很好并且认为
他们会非常喜欢这里
很多。与诺克斯夫人共进晚餐
很好地招待了我们

她的一个学生是一名文员
在商店,请假
他可能会来安排
并在餐桌上等候
赞美她自己和我们
我当然从未见过
一张桌子的荣誉做得更多
很好这是他自己的想法
对太太来说似乎很愉快
诺克斯 他是一个很有前途的人
学生,不是教会成员
但他们希望他很快就会。
他希望去中国
一月不知道
他是否会再次回来
或不。这是我们的夜晚
我和我在家祷告会
觉得我知道在哪里
家庭圈子里至少有
度过了前夜。
“虽然我们因信仰而相距甚远
围绕一个共同的施恩座"
10 月 30 日星期五 第一个

以为我来了
早上这是你的最后一次吗
在美国的一天。我没有
却感觉与家乡隔绝
和亚什兰的朋友在一起
让我觉得我只是
临时访问
出去购物了一会儿
今天上午并呼吁
我们的一些传教士党
我们还没有见过的人
所有人都到了,我们的公司,包括年轻的
赫本夫妇的电话号码
14. 我们发现我们可以
至少有一个行李箱
我们的贵宾室,所以今天下午用来放置所有需要的物品
卢克后备箱里的航行
和我的其他人,所以你
看到两个树干必须是
重新包装。这个前夕我们
收到免费门票

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去听讲座不知道是谁给的
我们,但我觉得出去很累,而且更进一步
我不希望我的最后一个晚上是体育运动
一个奇怪的观众
更符合我的感受
我可以一个人吗 我们很享受
我们在这里住得很好,真的什么都没有
本来会为我们完成的
已完成。海蒂让我尝试采购
一些加州水果,我和斯塔布斯先生交谈
关于它问我在哪里可以最好地获得它他说
你最好让我在他回来的​​时候给你拿
我发现他点了 25 罐梨苹果和桃子
安排好交通和账单
被标记为免费,所以我们有大约 50 磅水果没有

[注:第五十四页横着写]
支付。到了晚上,我觉得我无法入睡
6年前我能体会海蒂的感受
她从这一点回信说她不能
睡觉,还不如写信。卢克和我
花了一些时间来放一些东西
送回家。他们太少了,我们几乎
决定不转发但最后打包
他们很高兴我们能
昨晚为你们做任何事情。
她现在睡着了,我一个人。我的整个
感谢上帝拥有我的心
这样的家和这么多的朋友认为
离别并不容易。但我一刻也没有
觉得我可以回头了。我们将希望
8 年或 10 年后我可以回来,现在只有

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两年前你会看到亨利和海蒂
我可以通过他们拜访你 你可以
觉得我们要出航了
在某些地区拥有最好的蒸笼
尊重我们自己的大公司和
亲爱的兄弟姐妹们热切地看着我们
在另一边,我希望没有家
朋友们会为我们的安全感到焦虑,因为我觉得
毫无疑问,我们将在
安全。现在愿上帝保佑我的家园和
亲爱的和我离开的所有朋友
在后面。我们将经常为彼此思考和祈祷
晚安。
你亲爱的女儿和姐姐
马蒂

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Kerr, Noyes Martha, “Letters From Martha to "Dear Ones at Home", October 19-30, 1873,” Letters from Harriet Noyes: Missionaries and Women's Education in Nineteenth Century China, accessed April 18, 2024, https://noyesletters.org/items/show/762.

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