Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 7 (1891-1892)


Lt 74, 1891

White, W. C.

Petoskey, Michigan

May 28, 1891

Previously unpublished.

Dear Son Willie:

We went to the blacksmith’s yesterday to see in regard to cover of stove. He says he has received nothing and heard nothing about the matter. Will you please tell me if you have done anything about this? Now, as our chimney is nearly done, I feel anxious to have the stove ready. We have Mr. Brown to build the chimney. He is so particular and nice. It will, all think, be an ornament rather than an unsightly affair. We are much pleased with it. It is put upon the outside between the two doors, so when the front is put on it is all right for the whole establishment. 7LtMs, Lt 74, 1891, par. 1

We do not know just what to do about frontage. Brother Fargo says, “Have it up at once by all means, if you ever design to sell it. You can,” he says, “have the use of it, and then it will be salable any time; when the people come in, if you want to sell, you can.” 7LtMs, Lt 74, 1891, par. 2

Dr. Lay has written to his brother to see what he will charge me for wheels to my surrey. Will hear from him in a few days. 7LtMs, Lt 74, 1891, par. 3

All well as usual, but we want so much sleep. Marian says she feels that she wants to sleep a month. I found lost letter I had written to Miller. I sent it yesterday. M. J. Church has talked with Miller and others and I think he will drop his trade. I shall not worry any more about it. I send you the letter. I hope you are all well and happy. 7LtMs, Lt 74, 1891, par. 4

I wish that Mary and children could spend the summer with us here in Petoskey. We have plenty of room for them. 7LtMs, Lt 74, 1891, par. 5


We want abstract of this place from Salisbury. Please send it. 7LtMs, Lt 74, 1891, par. 6