From New Life in New Lands: Notes of Travel
By Grace Greenwood [Sara Lippincott]
New York: J. B. Ford and Company, 1873

My sole amusement during that first dreary day [in Virginia City] was in gazing out upon the street. Here I saw more Chinese than I had before beheld, and more Indians. The latter, I am happy to say, are to a considerable degree accepting the situation, and becoming civilized and Christianized. When sorely pinched the noble red man will bow his proud neck over the saw-horse to earn his daily tobacco and whiskey, and allow his squaw to earn their bread and potatoes by washing.

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