Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 5 (1887-1888)


Lt 68, 1887

Ings, Brother and Sister


August 1887

Previously unpublished.

Brother and Sister Ings:

If you could possibly stop in Colorado, Addie is still there with her father. If someone like yourself and your husband, Sister Ings, could visit her, I think you could learn whether she is held against her will. Why not stop a little time in Colorado, go see Addie, and bring her home with you by all means. I will pay her fare. Fred Walling writes that her father has influence over her and does not use her right. I am so worried over this matter that I cannot sleep nights. May the Lord direct me is my prayer. I cannot get letters from her or to her. Well, I leave this for you to consider. 5LtMs, Lt 68, 1887, par. 1

I do not attend the Reno meeting or the camp meetings in Oregon and Upper Columbia Conference. I must write; this is my burden now. I must, while my head is clear, my mental faculties undimmed, make the best of my powers. 5LtMs, Lt 68, 1887, par. 2

When you come out here, if you want a good mattress, you can have it to lie on in the cars. It will be rather heavy. It is stored with my goods in Battle Creek. Sister Sawyer will tell you in regard to where it is. If it is too bulky, then leave it till we come East sometime. I do not expect to attend the General Conference. When will you be back here to California? With much love to you both. 5LtMs, Lt 68, 1887, par. 3