Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 20 (1905)


Lt 88, 1905

White, W. C.

“Elmshaven,” St. Helena, California

February 25, 1905

Previously unpublished.

Elder W. C. White,—

It is evening after the Sabbath, and I will write you a few lines, and Sister Peck will take the same to you as she leaves in the morning. I spoke to quite a full congregation in the chapel. All gave the best of attention. I think it was right for me to speak. We received this letter, which I send to you, in yesterday’s mail. 20LtMs, Lt 88, 1905, par. 1

I have been trying to get Lucinda to consent to go according to request, but she says it costs money to go there and only remain a few weeks—about forty dollars to go and return. Sister Nelson would go for a month or two until a girl could be obtained, but it is a most expensive route. I spoke to Sister Ings. She spoke favorably of seeing if one could not be spared from [the] sanitarium, but it being on the Sabbath she would have to wait until after the Sabbath before introducing the matter. I shall try to find out tonight. 20LtMs, Lt 88, 1905, par. 2

May and the boys are here just making a call. They say Grace is getting along nicely. 20LtMs, Lt 88, 1905, par. 3

I present the matter. Sister Nelson could go for a few weeks, but will it pay to have this done? Lucinda speaks of Sister Webber. Says she is wanting to come to California. She thinks she would look after everything and see that there was no extravagance and would work for a reasonable sum. What think you? You know Emma Webber, graduate of several schools. She has an excellent education. She is wanting to come to California. I think it would be well. She would be an experienced hand. Please think of this matter and say what shall be done. 20LtMs, Lt 88, 1905, par. 4