By Melissa Lambert Milewski
Mary Morris's memoir frames her 1879 to 1887 diary with either reflections on past years and passages that parallel entries within the day e-book, giving readers a greater knowing of the way she retrospectively observed her lifestyles. The completely annotated diary deals the day-by-day adventure of a girl who saved a mostly self-sufficient family, had a large social community, ran her personal enterprise, wrote poetry, and used to be intellectually curious. The years of "the Raid" (federal prosecution of polygamists) led Mary and Elias Morris to conceal their marriage on "the underground," and her to perjury in courtroom in the course of Elias's trial for illegal cohabitation. The booklet ends with Mary Lois's arrival on the Salt Lake Depot after 3 years in exile in Mexico with a polygamist colony.
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