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West

Elizabeth Horrocks Jackson Kingsford

Journal Entry: Devils Gate

"I was six or seven thousand miles from my native land, in a wild, rocky, mountain country, in a destitute condition, the ground covered with snow, the waters covered with ice, and I with three fatherless children with scarcely nothing to protect them from the merciless storms.

I will not attempt to describe my feelings at finding myself thus left a widow with three children, under such excruciating circumstances. I cannot do it. But I believe the Recording Angel has inscribed in the archives above, and that my sufferings for the Gospel's sake will be sanctified unto me for my good" ("Leaves from the Life of Elizabeth Horrocks Jackson Kingsford,"Family and Church History Department Library, [Dec. 1908], 7–8, paragraphing altered).

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