Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 2 (1869 - 1875)


Lt 13b, 1873

White, W. C.

Black Hawk, Colorado

October 14, 1873

Previously unpublished.

Dear Son Willie:

We received your postal card tonight. Glad to hear from you and that all was well. What do you think the circumstances of Mrs. Parker are in regard to financial matters? We have not been to Black Hawk since we went with you. We shall, however, go tomorrow. 2LtMs, Lt 13b, 1873, par. 1

We received a letter from Loughborough in relation to the means raised for Brother Johnson. They voted for this means to be sent to his mother. Sister James of San Francisco sent a five-dollar gold piece for Brother Johnson, enclosed in a letter to him. This letter you will find in the secretary in the parlor. It is in one of the small bureau drawers. Please hand the money to Brother Abbey. 2LtMs, Lt 13b, 1873, par. 2

We feel very anxious that you should have a place to board where you will be well cared for and have good, hygienic food. 2LtMs, Lt 13b, 1873, par. 3

Above everything, Willie, make God your trust. Do not place yourself upon a level with the boys who only care for dress and to amuse themselves. God will be the Guide of your youth if you take hold of His strength. 2LtMs, Lt 13b, 1873, par. 4

We had a good report from San Francisco. Stipp and wife have made acceptable confessions. There has been a good work done there, I think. 2LtMs, Lt 13b, 1873, par. 5

We miss you, Willie. We hope to hear from you often. We are all cheerful and happy. 2LtMs, Lt 13b, 1873, par. 6

In much love and great haste, from 2LtMs, Lt 13b, 1873, par. 7

Your Mother. 2LtMs, Lt 13b, 1873, par. 8