Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 7

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Lt 75, 1891

White, W. C.

Petoskey, Michigan

May 29, 1891

Previously unpublished.

Dear Son Willie:

Received your letter last night. We have the chimney up from the basement to the top of my room. Will be all done tomorrow noon. Mr. Paxton puts on the frontage commencing next week, Monday, and keeping at it until done. Now I shall have no particular anxiety in regard to Marian, for she can select the room she chooses, where is the least noise, and with these additional rooms we will do nicely. 7LtMs, Lt 75, 1891, par. 1

Elder Fargo will not be here until the last of next week, but we will get along all right. The back part of the house is well balanced up; now balance up the front and we shall have a convenient and respectable house in every way. 7LtMs, Lt 75, 1891, par. 2

In regard to the Miller property and our trade, I shall not let it worry me. In regard to St. Helena property, I shall not worry about that. I have done all that I can do there. Sent them the deed. I shall not worry at all about that. I want someone—Brother McClure—to look into the matter, for it needs to be arranged. Rent is due me and the price of a cow, forty dollars. I shall write to them today. I have not heard from Brother Maynard. I have written to him. Expect a letter every day. I want now the money on temperance book from sanitarium. Shall write them, unless you draw it and send it to me. I shall have bills to pay here, and living expenses. I do not feel that it pays for me to keep up a constant anxiety after I have done all in my power to get rid of a property. I have written Sister Gotzian about my Healdsburg place, asking her to take it off my hands. It is not time for me to hear from her yet. 7LtMs, Lt 75, 1891, par. 3

Marian is in Salisbury cottage, but she is sleeping. I am sleepy; can hardly hold my eyes open. No rain yet. Last night there must have been a fire, for the sky to the west and Steward’s house and all our premises were light as day. I have not heard about it yet. It is early, about six o’clock. The smoke makes our eyes smart and may have something to do with our sleepiness. In regard to Edna, you need have no trouble. I shall charge nothing for board until she gets to work. She has thrown her interest in with us in settling. 7LtMs, Lt 75, 1891, par. 4

Mother.