Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 3 (1876 - 1882)

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Lt 27a, 1876

White, Mary [?]

En Route to Kansas Camp Meeting

May 22, 1876

Portions of this letter are published in 9MR 35.

Dear Mary [M. K. White (?)]:

We are all cheerful and comfortably located in the cars. We like our situation very much. I owe Frank one dollar. Please pay him, and charge to me. Ask Sister Rice to cut out a pattern of the basque she fitted for me. Send a copy to Kansas and have one nicely secured at Oakland. You need not send Walks and Homes of Jesus when you send the books I laid out. One of Mary’s pictures got in with mine. I return it. 3LtMs, Lt 27a, 1876, par. 1

I will state, I owed Mr. Lippman $30.70. I paid him $16.75. The money for library is in my bureau drawer in sleeping room. 3LtMs, Lt 27a, 1876, par. 2

I see by Chronicle, Frankie Patten is on the way. Shall meet her at Sacramento. She will be company for you. 3LtMs, Lt 27a, 1876, par. 3

Children, take my room and use it while I am absent. Give Frankie the one you occupy. Send pictures at once for Dunham. 3LtMs, Lt 27a, 1876, par. 4

Two o’clock. Have just taken dinner near Sacramento. Enjoyed it, but was not very sharp. Eat but little. We have both had good sleep. Feel refreshed. We have a splendid porter. He provided tablecloth, washed our dishes, and is very attentive. 3LtMs, Lt 27a, 1876, par. 5

We have beautiful view of mountains covered with snow. 3LtMs, Lt 27a, 1876, par. 6

Send me to Kansas, Mrs. Temples’ powder, about as much as you can put in envelope. 3LtMs, Lt 27a, 1876, par. 7

Mother.

Send envelopes with Willie’s name printed to Kansas. 3LtMs, Lt 27a, 1876, par. 8