Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 1

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Lt 12, 1868

White, J. E.

Greenville, Montcalm County, Michigan

April 3, 1868

Previously unpublished.

My dear son Edson:

We received your last yesterday. Your summer clothing we will bring to you, also Dansville cap. You have no straw hat here that I know anything about. We have picked up everything. I will look carefully again. The large Atlas we will bring to you. I am glad you are arousing in regard to thoroughness. This you must learn, and when you have educated yourself so that it is natural to you, you have made a great attainment. We shall be at Battle Creek one or two weeks before the conference if we can. Do not neglect watchfulness and prayer. Write to Willie. He is disappointed if he does not hear from you. Your father is very busy out of doors holding plow and making hen coop and doing a little of everything. 1LtMs, Lt 12, 1868, par. 1

Brother Corliss is going to Greenville. I must put this in his hands. Edson, I want you to go to Warren Batcheller’s and inquire for a silk bonnet that I left there above one year ago. Get it and take it to Martha and tell her to take care of it. 1LtMs, Lt 12, 1868, par. 2

Much love to Father and Mother White. Are they well? Mention when you write. 1LtMs, Lt 12, 1868, par. 3

In much love from your Mother. 1LtMs, Lt 12, 1868, par. 4