Mollie: The Journal of Mollie Dorsey Sanford in Nebraska and Colorado Territories, 1857-1866

Mollie: The Journal of Mollie Dorsey Sanford in Nebraska and Colorado Territories, 1857-1866

Mollie: The Journal of Mollie Dorsey Sanford in Nebraska and Colorado Territories, 1857-1866

Mollie: The Journal of Mollie Dorsey Sanford in Nebraska and Colorado Territories, 1857-1866

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Before starting for the "far west" upon the journey we have been so long preparing for, I have decided to commence a diary, or daily Journal, to note passing events, to have a confidante or bosom friend, now that I am to leave so many near and dear. I go among strangers, into a strange land, and it may be a long time before I find one to whom I can confide my joys and sorrows.

I have thought for years that I would keep a Journal. I know it is a source of improvement and pleasure, and have only postponed it, because I have thought my life too monotonous to prove interesting. In going to a new country, where new scenes and new associations will come into my life, there may be some experiences worth recording. At least the employment will divert my mind in many a lonely hour. Everything in life must have a beginning. Let this be the preface to my Journal.

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