Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 9

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Lt 144, 1894

White, W. C.

George’s Terrace, St. Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

March 1, 1894

Previously unpublished.

Dear Son Willie:

I have had a talk with Brother Daniells in regard to school location. Have read your letter. After you look at the place I have mentioned in the letter you will have received ere this reaches you, if the place is desirable, secure that place after you have seen it. One thing I wish is a healthful situation. The creek, if it is a live, flowing creek, is a special blessing. Please consider the water privileges. 9LtMs, Lt 144, 1894, par. 1

I think we could do with the rooms in the house, but there will be no rooms for Brother and Sister Starr unless I secure another tent for Stephen. With my tent I could do very nicely in the house you have sketched. If the sun comes to it, all will be well. I do want some land, from three to five acres, that will pasture a cow. If you cannot do better in the place Brother Price has mentioned—one mile from his place, as stated in the letter—you can secure the house mentioned. I will, if I choose, live in the tent or the house. If I live in a tent that will please me very much, for I can make it secure and have it entirely to myself. We will make the house do. The stable material we can bring with us on a boat, the same we had at Preston. I am anxious to get on the ground to have fruit put up and to be in a different climate. I think this house will do if, as you say, it is dry and nice. 9LtMs, Lt 144, 1894, par. 2

We will get Stephen Belden off the first of the week. He is very anxious to go. I think they are the ones to take care of the horse and cow, and we will have no anxiety in their case. I need not write further. I have been up since three a.m. Will be glad to see you when you shall come. 9LtMs, Lt 144, 1894, par. 3

Mother.