Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 4 (1883 - 1886)


Lt 41, 1884

White, W. C.

St. Helena, California

February 29, 1884

Previously unpublished.

Dear Willie:

I want you to come up at once if you can. There are many things that need to be settled, talked over, if the house is to go up at once. One week more finishes the house of Brother Rogers, then the workmen can go on to mine. It will take one week’s work to prepare the basement, and no one seems to know what you want. Everything is at a standstill. Will you please come up and tell what must be done? Come as soon as Sunday, and you can go back in a day or two. There are some things to be considered. 4LtMs, Lt 41, 1884, par. 1

Sister Scott is not here yet. I know not when she will come. May Sawyer goes home tomorrow. Hannah goes with her to Oakland. 4LtMs, Lt 41, 1884, par. 2

I stood the journey well, but I am rather weak today and nervous, else I should have turned round and gone straight back to Healdsburg, for I cannot be troubled with these things of building that I know nothing about. 4LtMs, Lt 41, 1884, par. 3

These workmen here will, I think, do well, even if Pritchard does not move up here with his family. They will work for three dollars, boarding themselves, or two and a half, boarded. They are excellent workmen. Brother Atwood’s brother that came from Kansas was sick. He works well. [The] two outsiders do good work. Now I believe you have the whole story. 4LtMs, Lt 41, 1884, par. 4