Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 3

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Lt 24, 1877

Children

Oakland, California

October 14, 1877

Previously unpublished.

Dear Children:

We arrived home safe last evening. The last day was the most trying of the six. Every hour seemed to be as long as two. But Father endured the journey well. We none of us slept much last night. We became so weary of our dinner basket we could not endure the sight of it. The last day we ate nothing but grapes for dinner. We feel glad to get home. 3LtMs, Lt 24, 1877, par. 1

Mary is enthusiastic. I never saw her so enraptured and expressive as now she has got back to Oakland. She was better than any two men as general on the road. She would fly around, wait on us, and we never took things so easy before except when Mary our good daughter accompanied us to Oakland on her first trip. 3LtMs, Lt 24, 1877, par. 2