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Fayette Friday – Eugene B. Scofield, 16 March 1887

Letter transcription:

Spencer, Indiana; March 16, 1887

Dear Sister Lena;

As will see by above date, I am in the city of S. Am assisting Bro. Strawn in a protracted meeting, are having good success, Have had 24 additions to date, with a good prospect for many more. Those gathered in thus far are among the best citizens of Spencer.

We have a good church here, & in fine working order membership 250 or more. Two judges belong – one of them Judge Robinson, an own cousin of George Holten & Jennie Shipley. Judge Robinson was an acquaintance of mother’s. He is a prominent lawyer, & a fine Christian gentleman.

I have never held a series of meetings that have given me such satisfaction as this one. Never have I been able to direct my efforts so much to my satisfaction as in this meeting. We have had crowded house every evening and the interest has been excellent from the first, and still first, and still continues, yet I do not know how long it will be thus.

I am in good heal[th] well situated as for plenty of labor. But must close took dinner with Dr. Wiles—some days ago.

Fraternally, & lovingly, E.B. Scofield


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