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Lt 28, 1873

Hall, Lucinda

Battle Creek, Michigan

December 17, 1873

Portions of this letter are published in 5MR 428-429.

Dear Sister Lucinda:

You must charge to your father and others the reason we hale from Battle Creek. We have had our trunk packed, and ready for a start, but one thing after another comes in to hinder us. Your father and Brother Butler went to Detroit yesterday to see the attorney in regard to Brother Tripp’s matters of business. If Brother Gardner does not come to terms, the benefits of the law are to be tried on him. Your father and Brother Lindsay pled for us to stay till they returned. We partly promised them we would. We may not now leave here till the first of the next week. 2LtMs, Lt 28, 1873, par. 1

Last Monday I rode out to Jonestown. Brother Van Horn and Ellen Lane accompanied me. We had a special prayer for Cyrus. He was hopeless but was blest. He has been sick ten weeks. We had a rough, hard journey. 2LtMs, Lt 28, 1873, par. 2

I have visited Father Norton and prayed with him. He is much broken. Visited Brother Gardner and prayed with him yesterday. He was blest. James has had Rosette go into the school as teacher. This is right. We are doing [paper torn] ... piles of business. James is cheerful and is quite well for him. This must go soon or I would write more. 2LtMs, Lt 28, 1873, par. 3