Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 2 (1869 - 1875)


Lt 78, 1874

Hall, Lucinda

Battle Creek, Michigan

December 2, 1874

Portions of this letter are published in 5MR 429.

Dear Sister Lucinda:

I wrote to you yesterday and thought I would drop a line to you today. I would be exceedingly glad to have you with us. I want to send my manuscript to you and have you criticize it. 2LtMs, Lt 78, 1874, par. 1

I have worked before day and after dark, every moment I could get to arrange the children’s clothing. They had scarcely anything to put on for winter. They are now quite comfortable, except mittens and stockings; none of their thick winter stockings came; no decent nightdresses. I shall get flannel as soon as I can get time and make some, but all they need done for their comfort at present is done. So this burden you will be saved, and we have good help that dress and undress them. Mary Kelsey takes charge of them in the morning and at night. They go to Rosetta to get their lessons twice a day. 2LtMs, Lt 78, 1874, par. 2

You would not have one particle of care of housework, but I want to consult you in regard to my writings. I want you in the office. There we have sofa, sofa chairs—everything convenient and nice. I want you to look over my writings. 2LtMs, Lt 78, 1874, par. 3

Come right along. Do not wait for me to urge you any more. I have urged till I am ashamed to say another word. 2LtMs, Lt 78, 1874, par. 4

Write me whether you will come or not. Let us hear from you at once. 2LtMs, Lt 78, 1874, par. 5

In great haste. 2LtMs, Lt 78, 1874, par. 6