Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 3 (1876 - 1882)


Lt 8, 1877

White, J. S.

Michigan City, Michigan

August 10, 1877

Previously unpublished.

Dear Husband:

We are here at the depot. After Willie left, the conductor led us into a car back and provided us with a seat apiece. We both slept some. We arrived at Michigan City about twenty minutes after five. Mary went out and brought in two mugs of fresh milk for which she paid three pennies. We made a splendid breakfast from the milk and [?], and apples. We enjoyed our breakfast very much. 3LtMs, Lt 8, 1877, par. 1

I awoke from a nap cold while in the car and am some troubled with sore throat. 3LtMs, Lt 8, 1877, par. 2

I told Mrs. Bowly I would see Brownsberger last night in reference to her girl’s going to school on as reasonable terms as possible. Will you please ask him to call and see Mrs. Bowly. I think it is good policy to keep friendship with all we possibly can. She has come to me three times, and I could not give her anything definite. 3LtMs, Lt 8, 1877, par. 3

I hope you are feeling better today. You seemed to sleep better last night. Mary is looking over Michigan City. 3LtMs, Lt 8, 1877, par. 4