Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 3 (1876 - 1882)

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Lt 21, 1878

White, W. C.

Oakland, California

April 5, 1878

Previously unpublished.

Dear Willie:

I hardly know what to write this morning. Father has good attention. Brother Brorson gives him every care. 3LtMs, Lt 21, 1878, par. 1

We received your last letter in reference to Nichol’s loaning money to the office. The specimen you sent of work is considered by all very fine. I can write but a few lines this morn. 3LtMs, Lt 21, 1878, par. 2

How is it? Can you come to Colorado and meet us there and spend a few weeks? I think Brother Brorson will go and take charge of Father if you do not think you can come. Please write us in reference to this matter. I think from Colorado I could come to the most important meetings if Brother Brorson has the care of Father. I do not see as it would be best for me to keep away from all the camp meetings. What is your opinion? 3LtMs, Lt 21, 1878, par. 3

Pledges are coming in, but few drafts; but we have received a few hundreds of dollars in answer to the call made. A pledge came last night from Iowa for about two thousand five hundred dollars. We have some influence among our people; and when we ask for means, they respond. 3LtMs, Lt 21, 1878, par. 4

I want the little girls to write me once each week. Our home at Healdsburg is in process of completion. Will be done in four weeks if providence favors. 3LtMs, Lt 21, 1878, par. 5

I want some choice flower seeds, pansy seed, Drummond’s phlox, and such things. Tell Sister Chapman if she has any to spare to send them,—large marigold seeds, morning-glory seeds, and such like. 3LtMs, Lt 21, 1878, par. 6

Mother.