Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 4 (1883 - 1886)

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Lt 43, 1884

White, W. C.

Healdsburg, California

March 18, 1884

Previously unpublished.

Dear Willie:

I received a letter from Sister Coolidge for the money lent me one year ago. I am perplexed. I can find no writing, except the one calling for $1,000.00. Is there any more due her? Let me know at once. Brother Bolton will let me have a couple thousand. He has bought him a place, but he is desirous to get all the interest he can get. He will not let it go short of seven percent. What think you? Shall I give him eight if he will not let me have the money for seven? Answer by telegram at once. 4LtMs, Lt 43, 1884, par. 1

How much do I owe Sister Coolidge, and interest? I must send [it] as soon as possible. I am trying to write with my tired head. I think I am some better in my head; sleep a little more. These rainy days, do not go out much. 4LtMs, Lt 43, 1884, par. 2

I hear Sawyer is coming the first of next month, but what his purpose is, about the place I cannot tell. Henry has been up there at work with Burges the last two days. Today they plow. I think it is the dirtiest place I have ever been in, everything neglected, but we will slick it up before Brother Leininger sees it again. Nobody would want to purchase such a looking place. I am sure it is the best for me to have no home here and free myself from care. I wish you would try to sell the places on 38th Street if you can. 4LtMs, Lt 43, 1884, par. 3

I would sell for three thousand. Cannot this be done? 4LtMs, Lt 43, 1884, par. 4

Mother.