Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 3 (1876 - 1882)


Lt 12, 1876

White, J. S.

Oakland, California

April 21, 1876

Portions of this letter are published in 3SM 106; 8MR 77.

Dear Husband:

We are all as well as usual. Matters move off in the office as well as could be expected. 3LtMs, Lt 12, 1876, par. 1

All are cheerful and happy. Mary has quite a hard cold, but she is improving upon it. 3LtMs, Lt 12, 1876, par. 2

We have here a picture that Dunham has taken from one of yours, but you will see it is not as perfect as the first. It is such a pity the negative was broken. I fear you will never get as good a one. 3LtMs, Lt 12, 1876, par. 3

I asked him what he would print me one hundred of mine for and mount them on paper. We should prepare book sheet for my life. He said he would print large for twenty dollars per hundred, small ten dollars per hundred. What [do you] think of having one hundred prepared for my book? Rather expensive is it not? I wish I could see you and talk with you. 3LtMs, Lt 12, 1876, par. 4

I have just completed quite a lengthy article of several miracles; makes fifty pages. We have prepared about one hundred and fifty pages since you left. We feel the best of satisfaction in what we have prepared. 3LtMs, Lt 12, 1876, par. 5

We saw the meetinghouse today. It looks noble and good. It will be a better house than the one in San Francisco. One man came from Santa Clara to work on meetinghouse. Willie boards him; Griffitts is his name. 3LtMs, Lt 12, 1876, par. 6

The little children are doing well. They are some care to me, but I cannot have all that care of them they ought to have. This worries me considerable. I have just got the picture Dunham has made. I do not like it. Shall not order any till you see it and send your opinion of it. [Remainder missing.] 3LtMs, Lt 12, 1876, par. 7