Winchester Ind. Nov. 4 1884
Dear Sister Lena;
Your last letter was received in good time, and would have been answered long since but for contending circumstances and dearth of news. We are well—save a touch of piles on my part. I have been subject to some slight attack, of some nature, for two or three months.
I was at Muncie Saturday morning and learned from Minnie that little Clara was no better when she was down—How is she? Tell me all about her. Minnie also stated that the baby is awful good. How is She? We would like to see them—and all the folks. Ettie says every few days, that she wishes she lived where she could come up and spend the day frequently.
I presume Sherman is at C— by this time as he wrote me he would go to C— in time to vote. Tell him I will write soon.
The campaign has been very quiet here, only one big day since we came—and that not [page torn]
[page 2] We like the people here very much—everybody nice, wide-awake, up-to-the-times sort of folk. Our membership is not large, but I think we will have a large congregation here some time.
The 24th of this month I am going to Dunrith, Henry Co. to hold a two weeks meeting, I conducted a successful meeting there last year.
We expect Bal. to visit us soon. Would be glad to have you come sometime, whenever you can. Was sorry to learn (from Minnie) that you are having chills again—trust you will soon get rid of them. Dr. Spurgeon has a prescription that he says will never fail to break the chills. I think I could procure if for you if you want to try it. It will do its work in 48 hours at the most.
We had a fire near here last night, tile mill.
This is election day and I have had my say. We are having a typical November day—Damp—Sunny—then cold & windy, just like the “old days” when we hauled in our fodder or corn crop.
Dinner is near ready—I am tired writing and must close. Ettie sends love. Give our love Ella—Dan and all.
With much love
Your Brother Eugene
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How sad was the sudden death of Cousin Alice—So many die this year—we know not who will be the next. We should remember the Savior’s words, “Be ye ready.” We should ever be prepared for our time may be near at hand. E.B.S.
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These letters you publish are seem so direct, so straight forward – seem more willing to be open – “a touch of piles.” Get right to the issues and news – many emails are sort of just a touch, but I guess in those days a letter was important and needed. Thank you – Spyro
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