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The weather was very warm and my babe troublesome, and I was compelled to carry her the rest of the way in my arms, as my husband was only able to drag himself along with great difficulty, and when we arrived at our destination he had to go to bed, leaving me to do the shopping alone. When night came I was sick and tired enough to go to bed, but we had to return that night. By this time my husband had so far recovered that he was able to get about, and soon succeeded in hiring a team to carry us to our home. It was now quite dark, and we had to ride five miles over bad roads behind an ox team. I had such a violent pain in my head and chest that it seemed to me I should never live to get home, and when we did get there, how unlike the home we had been accustomed to. The time had now arrived when we must set out again on our westward journey. We hired a man with a breaking up team and plow to carry us to our new home, and stay and do some breaking up for us. At that early day there were no crossings, and but few bridges, so that we were compelled to ford the streams and wade the marshes which were in our way. The country appeared more pleasant as we proceeded on our journey, but we were not as yet smitten with its beauty.

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