Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 3 (1876 - 1882)


Lt 60, 1878

White, Mary

Denison, Texas

December 8, 1878

Previously unpublished.

Dear Daughter Mary:

This week we shall commence to live in the new house. It is roomy and a very nice building. Sister Bahler is about to carpet her rooms. I wish the carpets not in use in Battle Creek were here, but I fear it would not pay to bring them. Be sure and send me that coarse material like Emma’s dress. Please send that double paisley shawl. I have a plan for it. Send my plaid shawl, and you may send two comfortables. Send books, red-covered Jewish Antiquities and the Bible dictionary. Is Night Scenes of the Bible there? If so, send it. Send those small remnants of plaid or any other remnants that the children—Addie and May—will not want, that would make a baby of two years old neat dresses. I see so many poor children, half dead. I wish I were where I could select and pick things out of the trunk and appropriate them. 3LtMs, Lt 60, 1878, par. 1

The boxes will not come until a week or two. We are now writing testimony to be out before New Year’s. We are as well as usual. The weather has been exceedingly pleasant. We have slept with windows and outside doors open. Last night we had a thunderstorm. It is clear and cooler today. We are pleased to find the roads have been only improved by the heavy rain last night. The soil is sandy. We can ride or walk out here without being plastered with mud. Love to all the family. 3LtMs, Lt 60, 1878, par. 2

Please write me. I thank Sister May for her letter. Will write her soon. 3LtMs, Lt 60, 1878, par. 3