Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 2

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Lt 26, 1875

White, W. C.

Goguac Lake, Michigan

July 22, 1875

Previously unpublished.

Dear Son Willie:

The Institute patients have come out to the lake to have a season of recreation. We have had dinner and a very nice meal it was. The patients are now out riding. There has been wonderful improvement upon the grounds. A large hotel has been built, circular swings erected. A stand has been built and seats made up the embankment where several hundred could be seated. Your father speaks to those upon the ground in about ten minutes. There are seats arranged all through the grove with long tables for dinner. 2LtMs, Lt 26, 1875, par. 1

The boats are coming in and now the congregation is assembling to hear your father speak. A man from Ypsilanti has come here to find your father to make some contract for paper. They are contracting for a carload of paper. 2LtMs, Lt 26, 1875, par. 2

Home again in my own room. Our visit to the lake passed off very nicely. Your father talked about forty minutes in regard [to] Colorado and California. All seemed interested. Father is in good spirits, gets tired out with constant taxing cares here. He will go to New York next week. I shall accompany him. We think we shall call on Samuel Abbey. We hear his health is poor. 2LtMs, Lt 26, 1875, par. 3