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Lt 118, 1893

White, Edson; White, Emma

Hastings, New Zealand

September 6, 1893

Previously unpublished.

Dear Children, Edson and Emma:

I am sorry that I cannot send you a letter by this mail. I send no letters to any except the copies calligraphed. I have been working very hard. Notwithstanding I had no under set of teeth, I have been pressed into speaking to a full church at Napier five times, and then had to ride fourteen miles by private conveyance with slow horse. I have spoken four times at Hastings—these nine times in three weeks—and have written many letters for the people here in this country, keeping Fannie and Marian supplied. Last night I was so weary I was almost afraid to sleep. Rode out about ten miles and back in afternoon. 8LtMs, Lt 118, 1893, par. 1

I speak tonight in Hastings and day after tomorrow go to Ormundsville and Norsewood to fulfill a promise made to them. Happily, Willie made his appointment on his way from Sydney to Wellington and from Wellington to Hastings, so we shall meet after being separated more than three months. 8LtMs, Lt 118, 1893, par. 2

I am sorry I cannot write more. Time is short, and I must do up my work for time and eternity. Please send this to Mary Mortenson. I cannot write even a line to my grandchildren. 8LtMs, Lt 118, 1893, par. 3

Much love, 8LtMs, Lt 118, 1893, par. 4

Mother.

Here is a copy of letter written to the sons of Sister Caro, my dentist, the first letter I ever have written to them, and some copies of letters to our schools. 8LtMs, Lt 118, 1893, par. 5

Mother.