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Lt 79, 1890

White, Mary

Battle Creek, Michigan

January 10, 1890

Previously unpublished.

Dear Mary:

As a family we have been much afflicted with the influenza. Willie has it rather more severe and lengthened than the others. He came when too weak scarcely to stand. He has been to committee meetings. I protested, but he said just a little while then he would come back and I did not see him for hours. 6LtMs, Lt 79, 1890, par. 1

I have but a moment to write before the Sabbath. I send you Mrs. Temple’s remedy. Be sure and have Rheba take it beginning quite weak, then let her take the cough medicine got up according to the recipe and have Mabel take it too. 6LtMs, Lt 79, 1890, par. 2

I have escaped the epidemic as yet. Emma was sick one week in bed and two weeks up and down. Sara was just about as bad [as] she thought she could be and live. 6LtMs, Lt 79, 1890, par. 3

We think of you all and pray for you all. The Lord wants you to have peace and rest in Him. 6LtMs, Lt 79, 1890, par. 4

Mary, do not try [to] grasp a burden that the Lord does not wish you to carry. Be at rest in the Lord. He will not leave nor forsake you. 6LtMs, Lt 79, 1890, par. 5

I must say good-bye. I fear that Sara will send the remedy before I can get this line ready. 6LtMs, Lt 79, 1890, par. 6

[P.S.] Steep a tablespoonful of powders in one quart of water. 6LtMs, Lt 79, 1890, par. 7

Mother.