Manuscript Releases, vol. 19 [Nos. 1360-1419]


MR No. 1392—Enjoying the Washington Home

(Written from Washington, Iowa, May 22, 1872, to “Dear Willie.”)

It rained all last night, but it is beautiful this morning. We have a perfect concert of birds to greet us every morning with their beautiful varied notes. Father did not rest well last night; taxed his brain in writing too much through the day. 19MR 194.1

We have just returned from Robert Kilgore's. We had an excellent visit with Robert and Asenath. They have a pleasant location and they are a very pleasant family. Their babe is the queen of babies, so good and quiet and pretty. 19MR 194.2

We drove about a little tonight in Washington to see if there was any place we would prefer to ours, but, Willie, our home is the best, located on high ground and the surroundings and the improvements are the best. We see none that equals it by considerable. This is a good home for the weary pilgrims. 19MR 194.3

We are expecting the asparagus every day. Why does it not come? We hear not one word from you. 19MR 194.4

But, Willie, I want to say to you, be careful and hunt up our nice rubber blanket. We could not find it. I thought it might be in the barn. Bring striped blanket and two bedticks and the woodchuck robe. We want four sheets. (I want the material put in for outside of comfortables. There are two outsides and a pieced quilt. Tell Lillie to put in large plaid like her mother's morning dress, for the side of one comfortable.)—Letter 7, 1872. 19MR 194.5

Ellen G. White Estate

Washington, D. C.,

April 14, 1988.

Entire Letter.