Middletown Ind Nov 21, 1887
Dear Sister Lena:
I am here holding a series of meetings. Commenced Saturday evening under very unfavorable circumstances there being very few in attendance. Last night, however, the house was full. I am using a new fangled pen, and as you see, with varied effect. Am quite well, as was Ettie Saturday when I saw her last.
Desiring to try the metal of a horse I wished to buy I loaded Ettie into a bugy and drove to Summit on Saturday afternoon. Drove six miles, somewhat hilly, in 45 minutes. Drove back after half an hour in same time. Unhitched the horse—ran two squares carried two doz. cans of fruit=a doz. each trip down seller—also a box of onions—packed my valirse—hurried four squares to depot—saw the train moving out but succeeded in stoping it, and was on the cars all in 25 minutes from the time I drove up to Saffles stable.
We expect to move next week. We will pack up and ship our goods on Friday and will go down and have the floors scrubed Saturday—haul in our goods and on Monday Ettie will go down, and in a few day we will be all right.
I was called to Greenfield and preached Thursday & Friday & Sat. evenings to large audiences. Had a very pleasant time. Saw their gass wells and sat by my first gas fires. I will not try to tell of the conveniences of natural gas as you have heard so much about it. There is gas now burning in the grate behind me as write in the pleasant home of Bro. J.P. Shoemaker.
I am in a historic community—this being the home of the family of Franklin’s who have produced so much discord on the organ question. I remain ofer 27th
Enclosed find clipping that will arouse old memories. Place in one of my books after you read it.
With kisses for little ones and love to all I am your Brother E.B.
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