Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 3 (1876 - 1882)


Lt 64, 1878

White, Emma

Denison, Texas

December 3, 1878

Previously unpublished.

Dear daughter Emma:

Soon as you left, word came to us that the mules were found. Brother Daniells brought them to us. 3LtMs, Lt 64, 1878, par. 1

I had a good audience Sunday afternoon. I had considerable freedom in speaking, and I think that which I presented before them was acceptable. 3LtMs, Lt 64, 1878, par. 2

Mr. Elliott is going to obtain the Methodist tabernacle for me to speak in upon the temperance question. If he does succeed, we shall fill the opening. 3LtMs, Lt 64, 1878, par. 3

We found that Caskie at Plano was pursuing the meanest course possible. He would not act like a decent man, but a clown and braggart. 3LtMs, Lt 64, 1878, par. 4

We came through on the cars this morning. We were heartily welcomed. The house is not ready for us to occupy, but we are comfortably situated across the street and can afford to wait. 3LtMs, Lt 64, 1878, par. 5

We sent a trunk full of pecans to Willie and May and others. 3LtMs, Lt 64, 1878, par. 6

We found here several letters, a few words from Edson and a good letter from Lucinda—letters from Canright and several others that I have no special interest in. 3LtMs, Lt 64, 1878, par. 7

I think, Emma, that your father had better take that place at Healdsburg. I think James could so arrange matters that he will have one thousand and have money when he shall get there, and he had no need to remain more than a year to try the matter. Then we will release him, giving him all he paid for it. We would not then, in taking your father’s place, be paying out money, and your folks would be just where they should be. Please think the matter all over carefully. Your father cannot stand the coast air. It would be at the sacrifice of his life. The mild climate of Healdsburg he could bear; but I leave this matter in the hands of God. May our Lord guide in all things. 3LtMs, Lt 64, 1878, par. 8

I have quite a cold, although we had a very pleasant ride down here. 3LtMs, Lt 64, 1878, par. 9

Write to us. I will send Lucinda’s letter, for you will be interested perhaps in it. 3LtMs, Lt 64, 1878, par. 10