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Lt 74, 1874

Hall, Lucinda

Battle Creek, Michigan

November 3, 1874

Previously unpublished.

Dear Sister Lucinda:

I received your card yesterday. I hasten to answer your letter. We are well as usual. We are rejoicing to hear that you are recovering. May God let the health of His countenance be lifted upon you, my precious child. You are separated from us in presence, but our hearts are one. We love you nonetheless. Your affliction makes us sad, but you have our sympathy and our prayers. May God abundantly bless you. 2LtMs, Lt 74, 1874, par. 1

There has been considerable sickness, but it is passing away and we are having more cheerful times. James is cheerful and happy, and seems to be trying to do everything a man can to advance the interest of the work and cause of God. We want you to come back when you feel that it would be pleasant and duty to come. We want you every day, but do not feel like forcing you against your will. I have not time to write more now. Love to all. 2LtMs, Lt 74, 1874, par. 2

Do not forget to bring us some good hops. Be sure now. I wish your father had brought some. 2LtMs, Lt 74, 1874, par. 3

We have a real pleasant family now. 2LtMs, Lt 74, 1874, par. 4