174 FIRST VISIT TO EUROPE. this place. My reply was, to spend the Sabbath. I asked him whether he does believe in Jesus Christ, and his reply was, "I belong to." It was indeed a pleasant answer. I told him when he was through his work I should like a few minutes in conversation with him and his countrymen. Here is no church, but many drinking houses, and I do not know what kind of Sabbath I shall have in this lonely mountain town. If I could not wisely reach these rough settlers I will try to talk with the Chinese on the subject of religion. I told a few fellow-travelers on the train of my view of stopping in these wild regions, but none did en­courage me, because it may not be safe or pleasant. Some told me there is no Sabbath west of Mississippi River. I did not listen to them at all. I must mind my own business. My keeping the Sabbath does not depend on anybody else. TO MR. HARDY, SAN FRANCisco, October 29, 1874. I am just arrived in this city where our missionary party is (five for Japan and two for China). I spent last Sabbath quietly at Green River, Wyoming. It is a strange place. I called on the Chinese and had pleasant conversation with them. I found two out of sixteen somewhat acquainted with the Christian truth. The rest of them are unable to talk English, and are low, ignorant, and degraded. They keep their gods in their house. They live together like pigs. It is a pretty rough place. More than a half of the settlers are young and unmarried men. I tried to reach them by some way but found it almost impossible. They al'e bound to be wicked. I went to Salt Lake City Monday evening and tried to see Brigham Young, but