Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 3 (1876 - 1882)


Lt 25, 1877


Oakland, California

October 16, 1877

Portions of this letter are published in 3Bio 73.

Dear Children:

I am tired tonight. I have been trying to get a piece for the Reformer. It is hard to write much, for Father is so lonesome I have to ride out with him and devote considerable time to keep him company. Father is quite cheerful, but talks but little. We have some very precious seasons of prayer. We believe that God will raise him to health. We are of good courage. 3LtMs, Lt 25, 1877, par. 1

We expect our horses tomorrow. Quarterly meeting next Sabbath. I speak to the people Sabbath and Sunday evening. 3LtMs, Lt 25, 1877, par. 2

Sister Hall was about discouraged as she thought we would not come, but she was so very glad to see us. All were surprised and disappointed to see us—we came so unexpectedly upon them. 3LtMs, Lt 25, 1877, par. 3

We want you to purchase for us three brackets like the ones we have at home. These are high here. Send them in a box—the first box that comes. Do not neglect to send my selections, for I want them to use. Send my scrapbooks also. 3LtMs, Lt 25, 1877, par. 4