Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 2 (1869 - 1875)


Lt 70, 1874

Hall, Lucinda

Battle Creek, Michigan

October 8, 1874

Portions of this letter are published in 5MR 427.

Dear Sister Lucinda:

I am in my room in the office; [I] intend to write here. It is so near home that I can walk back and forth to our house on the corner. Yesterday sisters met and made us two carpets and put them down. The two rooms below are all fitted for furniture. We shall have the house well prepared for your return this week. We have a girl engaged and everything will be settled so that you will not have to labor but rest, and when you can do anything, copy. We must see you without fail. Now do not delay coming. God has united you with us and [so] do not be induced to go contrary to His providence. 2LtMs, Lt 70, 1874, par. 1

Arthur has bought the Deangune place and will move when they feel that they must. My dear Lucinda, I am sorry you have been sick, and we could not see you or speak one comforting word to you or offer up one prayer in your behalf by your bedside; but we have had special seasons of prayer, nevertheless, in your behalf, although separated from you. Come; come when your father comes, without fail. 2LtMs, Lt 70, 1874, par. 2

Please bring us some hops when you come, for you know we make quite a use of these things. I have stood the camp meeting taxation well, and am now ready for business in the writing line. 2LtMs, Lt 70, 1874, par. 3

We are prepared to take good care of you and you must come, sick or well. 2LtMs, Lt 70, 1874, par. 4

In love to all the family. 2LtMs, Lt 70, 1874, par. 5