Muncie Ind. Dec 21/82
You will no doubt wonder why I have not written but had the opportunity to look in on me some day you would soon divine the reason. I have been so busy that I have not spent an hour with Minnie since I left home, or in other words since I came here. Ettie was there one eve. last week but as I went to prayer meeting I did not spend much time there.
Ettie staid alone last Sund−. Jeff came up in the afternoon he went through the whole house, said “You keep things
[page 2] pretty clean.” We have both been well ever since I’ve left home. We have our house fixed about—as we expect to have it—for some time.
I got a bookcase but will need another some time, for it will not hold all my books now. Our house is as nice inside as could be desired, but the yard is mudy enough.
I am to preach here 2 Sund− in each mo.− this year $[?]25. At Hillsboro once per mo. and the other Sunday at Bethel or Tabon, I don’t know which yet.−
I expected to come home last Monday but could not. I will be down Monday week.
There is one thing I wish to speak of i.e. we have no cistern here and I want get that big barrel
[page 3] for rain watter. I will name several things I want to get. Sugar Box, Thermometer, sealing wax ladel, starch can, those two parlor chairs, Father’s picture, old pair low shoes, lard can & C&C.
It about mail time can’t write much more at present− How are you along? When will you leave home? When will Uncle be home? How is Ella? How do the people like Bro W.− Where will Bro. Wiles preach next year?
Write soon, love to all, Ettie sends love, When will you be able to visit us?
 Likely a reference to their sister Ella, who just gave birth to her third child December 5, 1882.
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