Lt 161, 1895

Lt 161, 1895

Hall, Sister; Walling, Addie

Norfolk Villa, Granville, N. S. W., Australia

June 20, 1895

Previously unpublished.

Dear Sister Hall and Addie Walling:

I address this to you both, that if one is absent the other may do the work I desire done. If this reaches you in season, will you please see that Willie’s cutlery and small things can be sent to him. I was hoping to see some of my large rugs that I let Willie have. I have pillows, Willie has pillows, and he has my hair mattresses. I mentioned this in a former letter, and I want these things sent when Brother Prescott or Lucy shall come. I greatly want my folding chairs. Some of them were at Petoskey, but not all. Will you please see that they are brought? The mattresses can be used on board steamer, and I had pillows also which are not here. I had a large table spread, cotton and woolen, dark red. Have I no table linen in Battle Creek? 10LtMs, Lt 161, 1895, par. 1

Please send all that you can by those coming, for we will make it our home in this country. I did not once consider it essential to specify such matters as cutlery, which could be put in a trunk. Sister Hall, you will understand that everything that is small and useful will be a saving of money. Please take charge of the sofa and father’s chair for me, Sister Hall, for I suppose these things cannot be sent. 10LtMs, Lt 161, 1895, par. 2

I wish you to see about quilts and blankets and such things that will help Willie in his housekeeping. If I thought possible, I would have the Melodeon that Henry and Edson and Willie bought come to us, but I know not what it would cost for transportation. Willie’s carpets, if good, may come. I have wished I had sent for my best carpets, but no matter. They would have been worth more to me here than to sell them where everything can be purchased so cheaply. But if Willie has carpets much worn, do not send them. My rugs may be all worn out, I cannot tell. I will write no more now. 10LtMs, Lt 161, 1895, par. 3

Have been up since half past one. It is now mail time. 10LtMs, Lt 161, 1895, par. 4

Will you take charge of my plush cloak? Sell it if you can for thirty dollars. It is the very best material. 10LtMs, Lt 161, 1895, par. 5

Dear Brother Olsen:

If my horse Jessie can be of any service to you, will you be free to use him? My carriage is put up somewhere. Someone can tell you where. I would be pleased to have you use the horse and carriage as your own. 10LtMs, Lt 161, 1895, par. 6