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Manuscript Releases, vol. 14 [Nos. 1081-1135], Page 315

MR No. 1126—Thoughts While Traveling on a Train

(Written May 24, 1876, near Laramie Plains, Wyoming, to “Dear Children.”)

We rested well last night. Our quarters are not nearly as good as in the stateroom when we left Oakland. But we are making the best of the situation and therefore are quite comfortable. Our comfortable condition is made by the tone of our feelings within. None can but be happy if they take the happy with them. If we are connected with heaven, the content and peace and happiness of heaven will be ours. Our slights, our neglects, our sorrows and griefs, will not, cannot, depress the heart that is borrowing its strength and serenity from heaven.

I have enjoyed my breakfast this morning. Food good. I have eaten no cake, but little cheese, but little _____. [This word is not clearly legible in the original handwritten manuscript.] Love the brown bread; brown turnovers turned out their inward treasury in the oven, leaving nothing but crust for us. But we have plenty that is good beside this.

I feel that I am right. Praise the Lord for the evidence we have of His care and protection on this journey. Mary does all the caretaking, and generals matters through excellently. She is very thoughtful of my comfort, kind and attentive.

Yesterday while waiting for a train, we got off and were looking for a stone or something as a memento. A lady said she had picked up some specimens which she would give me. She gave me freely specimens of moss agate,

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