Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 3 (1876 - 1882)


Lt 12, 1882

White, W. C.

St. Helena, California

May 19, 1882

Previously unpublished.

Dear Willie:

We found Brother Atwood waiting for us. We are feeling no worse for the journey. 3LtMs, Lt 12, 1882, par. 1

Brother Atwood says one full set, twenty-five dollars a set, is needed; one three-quarter bedstead like the set for the same room, mattress upholstered; one center table in your bedroom will be exactly the thing for the parlor; three cots for the packing rooms for the helpers to sleep [on]. 3LtMs, Lt 12, 1882, par. 2

All the rooms are engaged except that room adjoining the packing rooms. There are twenty here now and several are coming the coming week. 3LtMs, Lt 12, 1882, par. 3

We shall want our tents. There is no room for me in the house. Will you send four tents for boarders, then send my tent for Brother Rogers and my use. 3LtMs, Lt 12, 1882, par. 4

All here are women. Alice Butcher is around here as lively as a bird, gaining in flesh, of good spirits. 3LtMs, Lt 12, 1882, par. 5

Will you and Mary [White] look over the pictures and get them framed and bring them all when you come? They speak particularly of the need of these. 3LtMs, Lt 12, 1882, par. 6

The carpet is down in the parlor, and they think it is just the thing. It looks very nice. The other piece will be used for the bedroom. 3LtMs, Lt 12, 1882, par. 7

If Sister Clemmens wants to sell that parlor set, it might be well to get it for this parlor for forty dollars, but the one here will do for a while. There is not a positive necessity just yet, although it is a rather cheap shabby set. 3LtMs, Lt 12, 1882, par. 8

You will send carriage by boat direct to Napa. We will get it from there. 3LtMs, Lt 12, 1882, par. 9

I wish they could get just such a bookcase as mine for the same money for the parlor, but this is not a positive necessity. 3LtMs, Lt 12, 1882, par. 10

I have just received a letter from Sister Dyke urging me to come to Vacaville. She is still quite feeble. Thinks she is unable to come to the Institute. I think all things are moving off pleasantly. 3LtMs, Lt 12, 1882, par. 11