Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 5


Lt 1a, 1888

Walling, Fred

St. Helena, California

May 20, 1888

This letter is published in entirety in 11MR 149-150.

Dear Nephew [Fred Walling]:

I received your letter and was glad to hear from you. But I have not received one line from Addie [Walling]. 5LtMs, Lt 1a, 1888, par. 1

I have just written to her that I shall be in Reno, which is a station one day and night’s journey from Oakland on the east. I shall take no attendant with me and shall depend upon her meeting me and rendering me the service I shall need at the camp meeting. If she cannot get there before the first of June I can get along. Or if she will meet me to accompany me on the cars from Reno to Sacramento, and thence to Fresno and forty miles by private conveyance up into the mountains to Burrough Valley, where we intend to rest until the last of July,. I must be where so many people will not visit me, for I am much worn with constant labor. 5LtMs, Lt 1a, 1888, par. 2

This will save Addie some twenty dollars, save me some forty dollars, for I would have to take an attendant from here if I did not have her to return with me. I can have company to the meeting, but not from the meeting, as they intend going to Oregon camp meetings. So you can see the plan I have in view. The meeting commences the twenty-fourth of May and continues until the fifth of June. 5LtMs, Lt 1a, 1888, par. 3

I am hoping to meet Addie at that time. I write you this that you may know my plans. I want this to go this morning, so cannot write more now. 5LtMs, Lt 1a, 1888, par. 4

Your Aunt Ellen. 5LtMs, Lt 1a, 1888, par. 5