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Lt 61, 1876

Hall, Lucinda

Oakland, California

April 27, 1876

Portions of this letter are published in 5MR 432; 7MR 282.

Dear Lucinda:

Your letters are gratefully received. Please write often as you can, whether I write or not. 3LtMs, Lt 61, 1876, par. 1

I am working to the very extent of my strength, and my prayer is for the Lord to help, strengthen, and bless me in this work. He does do this or I could not do what I have done. My spirit yearns after God, and I dare not trust to myself at all. I am glad my husband is so free. May God continue to bless him is our most earnest daily prayer. We are, Mary and I, doing our uttermost to get my writings completed in the space of six weeks. If we do, is it thought it will pay for us then to come east? If not, we greatly prefer to remain and write the next volume. Please ascertain in reference to this matter. We cannot be at the western camp meetings and get out our work. I know the people need this book at once, and I want my mind relieved and this burden off my mind. 3LtMs, Lt 61, 1876, par. 2

Will you write definitely in reference to the feelings of others in regard to my coming east? Had I better come at all? 3LtMs, Lt 61, 1876, par. 3

Will you send me one of my straw hats by Frank Patten? If you could dry a few peony roots and let her take them in her trunk, and send a few slips of Queen of Prairie and a few choice seeds, as summer greens and pansy seeds. I should like some of these things so much. Send me verbena seeds. See if Sister Chapman has these things. 3LtMs, Lt 61, 1876, par. 4

I must close. In our old place, in the field which we sold, I wish you could send a slip of snowballs and a trumpet vine. These would take but little space and if you could send them I could have something new here which they have not. 3LtMs, Lt 61, 1876, par. 5

Love to all. I will write soon to you again. 3LtMs, Lt 61, 1876, par. 6