Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 3 (1876 - 1882)

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Lt 11, 1879

Children

Denison, Texas

January 26, 1879

Previously unpublished.

Dear Children:

I read Mary’s letter this morning. I would say, when you come, bring Father’s drudatay [?] pants. He has a thick coat there that came in a box. Bring also the frock coat. It is exactly what he needs in California. He has enough old thick pants here. Bring my brown ribbed dress. It is short dress, thick. Will be of service to me in the mountains. Bring or send what corsets I have that have not been worn out; skirt supporters. I have a loose dress, stone colored. I shall want it in the mountains; also one linen dress or two. 3LtMs, Lt 11, 1879, par. 1

I expected Night Scenes to come from California, but none came. Look in my bureau drawers and in my bookcases at office and find it if you can. We want envelopes, large and small, Review and Herald, pencil heads if you have them, the best kind. I shall prize my portfolio in traveling very much. It will be so convenient a place for everything, and everything in its place. 3LtMs, Lt 11, 1879, par. 2

Edith is in the very best place she can be in. I am glad she is with you in Battle Creek. She would die if she were in Salem. Tell her to be content and trust in her kind heavenly Father. He will shield her. 3LtMs, Lt 11, 1879, par. 3

Bring me yarn to darn stockings, dark blue and white and light blue or gray. 3LtMs, Lt 11, 1879, par. 4

We are now about to start out to go ten miles to Cherry Creek and speak today in two places five miles apart. No believers in either place. 3LtMs, Lt 11, 1879, par. 5

Love to all the household. 3LtMs, Lt 11, 1879, par. 6

Mother.

There is a little roll of cloth like this sample. If you find it, send it by mail or bring it. If you can get a new piece of the same, do so. 3LtMs, Lt 11, 1879, par. 7