Narcissa June 1839

WIELETPOO June 25th, 1839 My Dear Sister: Your letter of April inst. I received but a few days ago, or it would have been answered much sooner. You make some important inquiries concerning my treatment of my precious child, Alice Clarissa, now laying by me a lifeless lump of clay. Yes, of [...]

Narcissa March 1837

WI-EL-ET-POO. March 30, 1837 Dear Parents, Brothers and Sisters: Again I can speak of the goodness and mercy of the Lord to us in an especial manner. On the evening of my birthday, March 14th, we received the gift of a little daughter-a treasure invaluable. During the winter my health was very [...]

Narcissa December 1836

Rev. Mrs. H.K.W. Perkins, Willamette. WALLA WALLA, Dec. 5, 1836 My Dear Mother: I have been thinking of my beloved parents this evening; of the parting scene, and of the probability that I shall never see those dear faces again while I live. Sweet as it used to be, when my heart was [...]

Narcissa October 1836

Oct. 18th. The Montreal Express came this afternoon, and a general time of rejoicing it is to everyone. News from distant friends, both sad and pleasing. Mr. Spalding has come with it and brought a letter from my husband, filled with pleasing information. The Lord has been with them since they [...]

Dr. Whitman June 1836

ON PLATTE RIVER, 30 MILES ABOVE THE FORKS. June 4th, 1836. Dear Father and Mother Prentiss: You will be anxious to hear from us at this distance and learn our situation and progress. We have been greatly blest thus far on our journey. We have had various trials, it is true, [...]

Narcissa June 1836

PLATTE RIVER, JUST ABOVE THE FORKS, JUNE 3RD, 1836. Dear Sister Harriet and Brother Edward: Friday eve, six o'clock. We have just encamped for the night near the bluffs over against the river. The bottoms are a soft, wet plain, and we were obliged to leave the river yesterday for the [...]