Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 2 (1869 - 1875)


Lt 77, 1874

Hall, Lucinda

Battle Creek, Michigan

November 30, 1874

Previously unpublished.

Dear Sister Lucinda:

I have expected you would be here ere this. I want you to come, but do not feel free to urge you. You know now it is without my urging the matter. We miss you and if you are not well we will not have you taxed. We think one year’s rest could not hurt you. Cannot you be here to oversee the little girls? Their clothing is nearly made. I am getting them comfortable, clad for cold weather. But if I could have one to oversee things, if they did not touch their hands to a thing, I think it would be a great improvement in matters. I leave you free to come or not, just as you feel it to be your duty. 2LtMs, Lt 77, 1874, par. 1

If God has a mission for you in your father’s family, I will submit to this; if no particular duty holds you, come without delay. We want you with us. Our circle seems deficient without you. 2LtMs, Lt 77, 1874, par. 2

If we go to California after the Biblical Institute, we shall take Anna and Mary Kelsey, and maybe a girl to help us. We shall not come back in one year, if we go. We feel sensitive to this cold weather; wish we were now in a milder climate. 2LtMs, Lt 77, 1874, par. 3

I have many things to say to you that I cannot write. We love you; you hold a large place in our affections. Rosetta is as well as usual. She seems cheerful. 2LtMs, Lt 77, 1874, par. 4

We shall have a large gathering at the Biblical Institute. We want you here then. Will you write us when to meet you at the depot? 2LtMs, Lt 77, 1874, par. 5

James is quite well for him; cheerful although he has much care. The children took cold on the cars and cough quite hard at times, yet they seem well and happy as happy can be. James enjoys their society. We hope you are improving in health and not going back. 2LtMs, Lt 77, 1874, par. 6

Write to me freely, just your state of health and your purpose; write immediately. 2LtMs, Lt 77, 1874, par. 7

In much love to all. 2LtMs, Lt 77, 1874, par. 8