Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 1 (1844 - 1868)


Lt 8, 1865

White, J. S.

Rochester, New York

November 21, 1865

Portions of this letter are published in 5MR 385.

Dear Husband:

We are all well today and we feel better than when we left Dansville. I hope you are better and that the blessing of the Lord is resting upon you. I had a good, free time praying for you at the family altar this morning and a free time while presenting your case to God this noon alone in my chamber. The promises of God are sure, they cannot fail. He says it shall be done, and you will obtain deliverance speedily through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Hope you are of good courage. 1LtMs, Lt 8, 1865, par. 1

I was fortunate enough to find Marrett (?) Lampson with her machine here so I employed her to sew for me this week. Therefore you need have no anxiety that I shall work too hard. 1LtMs, Lt 8, 1865, par. 2

The children are well and happy. My breakfast this morning was plenty of well cooked mush, one gem, and two raw apples. This noon, baked potatoes with a little milk gravy and one gem, one spoonful of turnip, and one small apple. 1LtMs, Lt 8, 1865, par. 3

My dear Husband, I will not forget you in your affliction but will pray for you and hope and believe. I expect to get a letter from you today. I am anxious to hear often. Have not yet been out and have no news to write. Uriah is expected here this week so I shall see him. I must give this to Bradley. 1LtMs, Lt 8, 1865, par. 4

In haste and much love to you all, 1LtMs, Lt 8, 1865, par. 5

Your Ellen