Narcissa October 1847

WAIILATPU Oct. 12th, 1847. Dear Jane: Two men are at this place on their way to the States. One of them, Mr. Glenday, intends to return to this country next spring with his family. I have importuned him, and made an arrangement to have you accompany them to Waiilatpu. Now Jane, will [...]

Andrew Rogers April 1846

TSHIMAKAIN April 22, 1846. Miss Prentiss: An apology is due in my attempting to write to you, being an entire stranger, although I feel almost as though I had been well acquainted with you for years, having become so much attached to Mrs. Whitman. Some days before I left Dr. Whitman's for [...]

Narcissa Whitman Letters April 1836

April 1st 1836. - Nothing of much importance occurred to-day. My eyes are satiated with the same beautiful scenery all along the coasts of this mighty river, so peculiar to this western country. One year ago to-day since my husband first arrived in St. Louis on his exploring route [...]

Narcissa Whitman Letters March 1836

ON BOARD STEAMBOAT SIAM March 15, 1836. Dear, Dear Mother: Your proposal concerning keeping a diary as I journey comes before my mind often. I have not found it practicable while traveling by land, although many events have passed which, if noted as they occurred, might have been interesting. We left Pittsburgh [...]

Dr. Whitman May 1844

FROM DR. WHITMAN WAIILATPU, May 16th, 1844. My Dear Father and Mother : — A little more than a year has elapsed since I had the pleasure of seeing you. The remembrance of that visit will never be effaced from my mind. I did not misjudge as to my duty to [...]

Narcissa Whitman Letter April 12, 1844

WAIILATPU Oregon Territory, April 12th, 1844 My Beloved Father: — I was coming up the Columbia river from the Willamette and Vancouver with Rev. Jason Lee when your welcomed letter reached me. My husband had each of the stations of the Mission to visit before he could come after me. Mr. [...]

Narcissa Meets Marcus Whitman

The "Second Great Awakening" greatly affected most of New York. It's people now trembled with faith renewed, one of whom we learned was Narcissa Prentiss. However, this revival affected many other places besides the county of Prattsburg. In this lesson we will learn about another person affected by the [...]

Narcissa Whitman Ancestry

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When Narcissa and her husband, Marcus Whitman, left for the great state of Washington, they had no idea the adventures that awaited them. But their story didn’t start the day they set foot on the Oregon Trail; no, it began years before either of them were born. The Prentiss family [...]

H. Spalding | April 1848 Re: Massacre

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OREGON CITY April 6, 1848. To Stephen Prentiss, Esq., and Mrs. Prentiss, the Father and Mother of the late Mrs. Whitman of the Oregon Mission My Dear Father and Mother in Christ: Through the wonderful interposition of God in delivering me from the hand of the murderer, it has become my painful duty [...]