Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 3

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Lt 23, 1878

White, W. C.; White, Mary

Oakland, California

April 11, 1878

Previously unpublished.

Dear Children, Mary and Willie:

We are some improved. The care and treatment of Bro. Brorson is helping Father. We feel some encouraged in his case. He is in the open air most of the time, riding in a row boat Brother Brorson has procured of Brother Vincent. We are hoping and praying for the victory. 3LtMs, Lt 23, 1878, par. 1

Next Sabbath I go to Woodland. Speak Sunday by request upon temperance. 3LtMs, Lt 23, 1878, par. 2

Will you tell us how much Father’s clothing cost, as no bill came to us. Will you send, by Lillie, Father’s alpaca coat, also my linen polonaise and linen skirt or two. Send my two pairs of blue flannel drawers with which I can repair these that are like them. Send my short dress, brown drabbet [?] to put with my long dress and make a full suit skirt and overskirt. 3LtMs, Lt 23, 1878, par. 3

I have ascertained Father's feelings in regard to my going to camp meeting without him. He would feel terribly. He wept like a child as I mentioned it. This will never do. I shall not leave him if he feels thus. I thought if Bro. Brorson took good care of him, was his companion, he would let me go willingly; but no, he could not bear the thought of it. What I shall do I cannot now say. I wish I could go. But perhaps as things are, I had better go with Mary [Clough] to Healdsburg and write this summer and make the most of my time and get out [Spirit of Prophecy] Volume 4 and other books. The call comes every mail. 3LtMs, Lt 23, 1878, par. 4

Love to all, 3LtMs, Lt 23, 1878, par. 5

Mother.