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Lt 27, 1877

White, Mary

Oakland, California

October 21, 1877

Portions of this letter are published in 3Bio 74.

Dear Daughter Mary:

We received the first letter from you last evening with a sample and inquiries in regard to dress. I designed that dress for Addie. You may make waists for them of anything you choose. Make the waist of May’s dress as you please. Take any of the remnants I have and make them up as you please, but plain. I cannot justify the course our people are pursuing in regard to dress. 3LtMs, Lt 27, 1877, par. 1

Father wants his drudahy [?] coat and best pants of the same material. Send me my dress of cashmere and the remnants like it. Send me a piece of brown alpaca. It was in Mary Clough’s room. Don’t send cotton flannel night dresses. You may have them yourself or Willie to wear this winter. I think they would be good for Willie. Make the children cotton flannel night dresses. I will send them mittens I am knitting for them as soon as they are done. Have Addie and May do some part of the work about house on Sunday. They must not forget that they must do all that they can. Have them both keep the woodboxes filled. This will be exercise for them, as good as their walking out. 3LtMs, Lt 27, 1877, par. 2

I miss the little girls very much, but I believe that they are in the right place. May God bless them. Write to us often. I get but little time to write. Father does not seem inclined to interest himself in the things of the office at all yet. 3LtMs, Lt 27, 1877, par. 3

You may send my brown drudahy [?] skirt and the short one like it. This will save my buying. Money is scarce. I spoke yesterday to a good congregation with great freedom. I also spoke in the afternoon, and we then had a conference meeting. Sunday night (tonight) I speak again. 3LtMs, Lt 27, 1877, par. 4

God has let much of His Spirit rest upon me. 3LtMs, Lt 27, 1877, par. 5

Mother.