Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 5 (1887-1888)


Lt 88, 1887

Ketchum, Brother and Sister

Healdsburg, California

December 22, 1887

Previously unpublished.

Brother and Sister Ketchum:

I have been anxious to see you and determine that I would ride up and see you, but Willie has gone with one of my horses and my light carriage to take Brother and Sister Lockwood to St. Helena, and has not yet returned. 5LtMs, Lt 88, 1887, par. 1

The old year is nearly passed, and I do not wish it should go out with any unpleasant feelings between us. You claim five dollars of me. You shall have it. If I had a greenback paper money, I would send it with this letter; but if you will tell me where to send it, I will do so. Perhaps you will call for it yourself. Of the justice of this claim I have at present nothing to say. I do not wish to lay any cause of stumbling in my brother’s way. If you want the use of my carriage during the holidays to bring you to meeting, you can have it. 5LtMs, Lt 88, 1887, par. 2

If I had not so much to do in so many ways, I would take the time to call upon you and talk with you. On my part, I do not mean there shall be anything that the Lord shall disapprove. My work is to save the souls of men for whom Christ has given His own precious life, to save fallen man. I have a love for your soul. I would encourage you to accept the use of my wagon during the meetings yet to come. 5LtMs, Lt 88, 1887, par. 3

Yours with earnest love for your soul. 5LtMs, Lt 88, 1887, par. 4