Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 2 (1869 - 1875)


Lt 10, 1875

Hall, Lucinda

Journey to California

February 1875

Previously unpublished.

Sister Lucinda:

Please pay Martha Byington her price for my teeth, but nothing less than twenty dollars. Annie will furnish the money and charge it to our account. 2LtMs, Lt 10, 1875, par. 1

Pay Sister Williams her two dollars per week up to the present time, but do not let Stephen know it. Please to bring pillows and all my nice quilts and comfortables. 2LtMs, Lt 10, 1875, par. 2

There is one nice quilt to be quilted. Leave that and invite some of the sisters to quilt it for me. I will take it when I come east in the summer. 2LtMs, Lt 10, 1875, par. 3

There is such beautiful weather here, so like summer that we enjoy it. We cannot consent to live in that cold climate in winter and so hot in summer. We shall not consent to act over [i.e., repeat] the last six months. 2LtMs, Lt 10, 1875, par. 4

I want my important books [and] my sheets and pillow cases. In regard to canned fruit, cannot you pack in those cans of red raspberries and be perfectly safe? There are one or two cans of [blueberries?], bring them. I have several cans of raspberry juice, but you may keep them till we come east. 2LtMs, Lt 10, 1875, par. 5

Make everything right with Rosetta and then sell my canned fruit to Addie Chamberlain. There is some fruit at Brother Lockwood’s, very nice, that we have paid for. Sell it if you can to Addie. She wants the fruit. 2LtMs, Lt 10, 1875, par. 6

Unless you have heard from Walling, board the children at Addie Chamberlain’s. Sell all the dishes you can and the stove and porcelain bottles. 2LtMs, Lt 10, 1875, par. 7

If you could, bring one or two looking glasses in your trunks. You can do so if they can be packed all safe. In regard to tinware, Lucinda can follow her judgment. Bring table linen. 2LtMs, Lt 10, 1875, par. 8

The brethren and sisters in Battle Creek, among them, will relieve us of furniture and crockery that is as good as new. 2LtMs, Lt 10, 1875, par. 9

No hanging back for Lucinda. We want you. God has linked your interest with us and we feel the lack when you are separated from us. 2LtMs, Lt 10, 1875, par. 10

There is a safe in the cellar for which I paid six dollars, a small safe for which I paid three dollars. Sell them if you can, for what you can get. All come along as soon as you can. 2LtMs, Lt 10, 1875, par. 11

If you fear that the cans of raspberries will freeze in your trunks, bring them in your baskets. If you take the palace car, you will not need much extra blankets. You can sleep with your clothes on. We did, except for laying off our dresses. See that Honeywell’s crackers are not packed up. I wish I knew who had done me so great a favor as to supply me so liberally with those crackers [that] I never eat them at home. 2LtMs, Lt 10, 1875, par. 12

Give footstools to Rosetta. She can use them. In my secretary drawer are two worked tops for ottomans. Bring them. Give little bureau in hall to Lillie Belden. I can think of no more. 2LtMs, Lt 10, 1875, par. 13