Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 4

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Lt 38, 1884

White, W. C.

Healdsburg, California

February 14, 1884

Previously unpublished.

Dear Son Willie:

I received a telegram from Kellogg saying that $42,000 deposited in the office would meet his claims, without profit. Now if we can get the money, we will meet this. 4LtMs, Lt 38, 1884, par. 1

I wrote to you before you left Oakland. You had, I think, ample time to receive it. I asked several questions, but no answer came to my inquiries. Did you get the letter? Why not answer the letter, if you did? 4LtMs, Lt 38, 1884, par. 2

Is there another box to come to me? Several things are not here that should be here. They were not in the boxes that came. There was large piece of white oilcloth, two breadths sewed together, to be used as a cover to our new large buggy, but it has not come. Do you know anything about it? 4LtMs, Lt 38, 1884, par. 3

I am making good progress. I am feeling quite well, for me. I had enough of meat at the Health Retreat. I eat no meat, no butter. [I] have a good appetite and think I had better remain here with my family until my book, Volume 4, is completed. I sent to Eliza yesterday—with things Marian had to send—six of the talks given in the ministers’ meeting. 4LtMs, Lt 38, 1884, par. 4

I am pleased to be with my little family. It is cold, very cold, but clear. Ice is quite thick mornings. Brother Pratt came down last Monday with his girl. Left for home yesterday morning. Elder Brownsberger is in great anxiety to know when you are coming here. Please say in your answer to this. They say you sent for your Bible and hymnbooks. Where did you leave them? Professor says he cannot find them. Your rubbers I found in a satchel of mine with scratch books. Addie is doing housework cheerfully. All are doing well. 4LtMs, Lt 38, 1884, par. 5

Come and see us when you can. We had an extra good meeting Sabbath. The church seems to be of good courage; bore excellent testimonies. Write about your meetings. Do write something. 4LtMs, Lt 38, 1884, par. 6

Mother.

Read Sister Chamberlain’s letter and hand [it] to her. 4LtMs, Lt 38, 1884, par. 7