Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 10 (1895)


Lt 138, 1895

White, W. C.

Cooranbong, N. S. W., Australia

January 21, 1895

Previously unpublished.

Dear Willie:

I meant to have sent you a letter this morning, but could not, for I sent a letter to Brother Lindsay to sell my place, and I could not do more. I thought if you were coming Friday you would not need a letter, but the rains have kept on since last Monday night and have only held up for a short period of time. The people here say the ground is full of water and if it rains through this week, there will be no passing on the cars or to the station, for there will be a flood; so we decide to go at once. There is no prospect of its clearing off. It may hold up long enough for us to get to the depot, and we sincerely hope it may. We hope to take Sister Rousseau with us to make the things May needs. I sincerely hope she will go. We have one dress, black, made for her and it sits like a pink on her. We will get an appropriate fitout for May. Sister Rousseau has decided to go with us and I am glad. Her knowledge is worth much to us just now. 10LtMs, Lt 138, 1895, par. 1

Evening after the Sabbath letters came to May in response to her letter to her father. She will let you see them—one from her mother, one from each sister, and all were so thoroughly well pleased. It was an enthusiasm expressed as though May was highly honored to be connected with Willie White and his mother. May read it all to me. They are thankful and glad that May will have one whom they can feel sure will help her spiritually. Brother Lacey wrote so tenderly and expressed great love and confidence in you. May is fully decided and talks of the matter freely with us. I think you have nothing to fear in regard to May Lacey. She is a good girl and the expression from the family is so full and hearty it is a pleasure to read it. 10LtMs, Lt 138, 1895, par. 2

If this reaches you in time to have Sister Daniells see if she can get one dress pattern for you to bring to make May Lacey a dress, it would be nice. Will you ask her to get me a black alpaca for May, and I will write her about the bolt of goods. 10LtMs, Lt 138, 1895, par. 3

Brother Corliss is here; came up on the train. He returns with us tomorrow. Do not delay coming here as soon as possible. 10LtMs, Lt 138, 1895, par. 4