[Editor’s note: Rev. Eugene B. Scofield was a minister of the Christian Church, a faction of the Baptist Church which split off in the first quarter of the nineteen century. Eugene was Lena’s youngest brother. After the death of their father, Sherman Scofield, in 1877, the children’s uncle Silvester Scofield kept an eye on them. In 1881, Eugene was 23 and just beginning his career. He became a prominent figure in the church as he grew older. Many of the letters in this collection were written by Eugene and they catalogue his days as a circuit preacher.]
June 1st 1881
Lena; Dear Sis. I am well. I Preached last Sunday at Utica, am now looking around to see what can be seen. There are within 10 miles of this place seven churches without preachers and are all well to do old churches.
I will preach at one of these on next Sunday.
Will be home the first of next week.
Tell Uncle that I could make ten dollors by staying down here this week and that. If if I am well (will be home) the first of next week.
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“Many of the letters in this collection were written by Eugene and they catalogue his days as a circuit preacher.” Very cool…I’m looking forward to reading these.
“There are within 10 miles of this place seven churches without preachers and are all well to do old churches.” That’s quite a job market! 🙂
Oh! I’ve been meaning to email you. My Grandma died last Sunday. We went to be with her, then I came home and promptly got very sick. I can’t hear out of my left ear and I’m not well enough to go out and about. It may be two weeks before I can get to BYU. Do you need those items faster? I have a few different friends who may be able to get there sooner.
My condolences on the loss of your grandmother. There is no rush on the obituaries. Whenever you get to them is fine! I’ve been so busy at work, I have had little time for anything else.
Thank you, Deborah. And, sounds good. 🙂
For some reason, I really want to touch that envelope. 😉