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Manuscript Releases, vol. 8 [Nos. 526-663], Page 15

MR No. 531—Letter to Lucinda Hall

It is five o'clock. I improve this opportunity while the yet nameless one is asleep. (Send him a name.) He needs much attention. Never did I miss you as now. We have had Addie Jones to help us but I should wish to be delivered from such help. She is just good for nothing; shall not keep her after this week. I employed her that Jenny might be released to take care of me and tend the baby; but instead of that Jenny did the washing and I was left without help until about four o'clock, and felt almost crazy with weakness. I told her to tell Jenny I must have help. She said to her, “Sister White says she will want you this afternoon.” That night I could not sleep and Monday was very weak and could not sleep Monday night.

Sister Kellogg came for me yesterday and took baby and me home with her and we spent the day; had a good visit. Last night I rested, yet my back is weak and I am so lame I cannot get around much. I went upstairs once on my knees to get these things together for the poor. Czechowski is quite poor and we shall send a box to them in about four weeks. Mr. Warren's little girl is dead; died with croup very suddenly. They had no little chemise to lay her out in; got one of Mary Loughborough. The family, we find, are destitute of almost everything. They must have help or suffer this winter. Dr. King is near his end; can live but a few weeks.

Lucinda, I found a pair of shoes in the “Poor” box. Do you know whom they are from, so as to credit them to the giver? And there is a bundle of clothing—a small petticoat, a shirt, nightdress and a few such articles. Do you know who from? They must have been handed in when I was sick.

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