Lt 56, 1878

Lt 56, 1878

White, Mary

Denison, Texas

November 21, 1878

Portions of this letter are published in 3Bio 103.

Dear daughter Mary:

If you can get me two yards of cloth like Emma’s, or of plain goods, lighter material than Edith’s, and get Sister Booth to make me a sacque there or to bring the material here and make it, I would like to have it. I did not get me a cloak made as I intended to have a fur. I shall need a cloak as I have no fur. If this can be made without delay, have it done. She can have Sister Aldrich do it or help on it if she cannot get it in season. 3LtMs, Lt 56, 1878, par. 1

Send my steel-colored skirt and sacque. I send in this my gold pen. It has met with an accident. Have it carried to the jeweler’s, and if the diamonds are gone, have them replaced. It may only need straightening. Have Sister Booth bring it when she comes. Send me a ream of note paper just like this. I need such thin paper very much. 3LtMs, Lt 56, 1878, par. 2

Nov. 22, 1878

I have had a severe cold, but am improving. They are hammering all around me. Brother Bohler’s house is not ready for us to occupy, but will be soon. We intend to commence writing at once and to make the most of our time. We are anxious to hear all the news from Battle Creek, and we hope you will not fail to write often and let us know all your plans. Soon I shall be fifty-one the 26th of this month. Oh, dear, it does seem so bad to have to transport things about so much from place to place and transport our help when we have good homes well furnished, but I will not complain. 3LtMs, Lt 56, 1878, par. 3

Do tell me how you like the new arrangement in the house. Are you pleased with it? 3LtMs, Lt 56, 1878, par. 4

I hope Aunt Mary is well and of good courage. Love to Edith and our little girls. Shall get around to write to them after a while. We are all broken up now. Love to Willie. 3LtMs, Lt 56, 1878, par. 5