Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 1 (1844 - 1868)


Lt 6, 1865

White, J. E.; White, W. C.; Patten, Adelia

Dansville, New York, “Our Home”

September 22, 1865

Portions of this letter are published in 5MR 385.

Dear Children Adelia, Edson and Willie:

I write in a hurry this evening in order to mail before the Sabbath. Your father is no worse. He progresses rather slowly. At present we have a room in the cure. 1LtMs, Lt 6, 1865, par. 1

I would like to have you send to us the health journal in which Graham gives his apology for being sick. It is a few numbers stitched together, sent from Adams Center, from which we selected largely. Please send one half dozen of our pictures, both on one card, and one dozen each separate; also two of James, large, and two of mine, the best you can find. Please send a couple dozen How to Live, bound. 1LtMs, Lt 6, 1865, par. 2

Please send that castor beaver for James and self cloaks, also send five yards of the best cashmere with a stripe in it found in the clothespress adjoining my chamber. Send large spool of coarse twist. Send a couple more sheets. Send ladies’ cloth sack dress. Tell Annie to please face it up four or five inches with cambric as near the color of dress as possible. 1LtMs, Lt 6, 1865, par. 3

Send all the things mentioned in the last letter. Send James’ thick white knit drawers. Send me that sack pattern that my ladies’ cloth sack was cut from. John Loughborough wants another cotton sheet. 1LtMs, Lt 6, 1865, par. 4

This should be sent by express to Elder James White, Our Home, Dansville, unless Loughborough in his letter orders otherwise. 1LtMs, Lt 6, 1865, par. 5

In great haste. 1LtMs, Lt 6, 1865, par. 6

[P.S.] Adelia, the notes James received from Abraham are in the package which he committed to Adelia: one from Berry, one from Carpenter, one from Cornell. Compare them with the credits given Abraham on our books and the matter is all straight. 1LtMs, Lt 6, 1865, par. 7