Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 5 (1887-1888)


Lt 1b, 1887

White, Mary

London, England

June 5, 1887

Previously unpublished.

Dear Mary:

We were glad to receive a letter from Sarah in reference to you all. I thank her for writing, for I am much troubled about you. I will hope and pray that God will give you wisdom to carefully husband your strength that you will not be imprudent. 5LtMs, Lt 1b, 1887, par. 1

Well, Willie leaves us tonight. I send my shoes by him. Take my shoes that button that I had made in Norway, and let the shoemaker see them. They are rather too close across the toes, but are altogether a better fit than the shoes he made for me. I have tried to wear them, but I never had a worse fit in the line of a shoe, and I have no hope whatever of ever being able to wear them. They have been costly shoes to me. I have my feet so distressingly sore that I can find nothing now that is comfortable. 5LtMs, Lt 1b, 1887, par. 2

If he asks a large sum, then just do not let him have them. I can perhaps wear them or sell them or give them away. 5LtMs, Lt 1b, 1887, par. 3