Narcissa August 1847

August 23-1847 My Dear Parents:-I see I cannot finish my letter without interruptions, and long ones, too. Another resolution of the meeting was that husband see to getting houses built for the mothers of the mission families, so that they could spend the winter here for the sake of having [...]

Narcissa July 1847

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WAIILATPU, OREGON TERRITORY. July 4th, 1847. My Dear Mother: It was not convenient for me to write to any of my friends in the States, the past spring by the returning of immigrants except sister Jane. To her I wrote briefly, in answer to the one received in March by the hand [...]

Dr. Whitman May 1846

Miss Jane A. Prentiss, Quincy, Adams Co., Illinois, U.S.A. WAIILATPU May 15th, 1846. Edward and Jane Prentiss, My Dear Brother and Sister: It gave us much pleasure to receive your letter by the last emigration, but it would have given us more to have seen you both here. If I could have known more [...]

Narcissa October 1844

Hon. Stephen Prentiss Cuba, Allegheny Co., New York. WAIILATPU Oct. 9th, 1844. Beloved and Honored Parents: I have no unanswered letters on hand, either from dear father and mother or any of the family, yet I cannot refrain from writing every stated opportunity. The season has arrived when the emigrants are beginning [...]

Narcissa October 1842

Mr. Edward W. Prentiss, Mission Institute, Quincy, Illinois Favour of Dr. Whitman Care of Rev. Wm. Beardsley WIELETPOO Oct. 4th, 1842 My Dear Husband: The line you sent me to-day by Aps did me great good. I thought I was cheerful and happy before it came, but on the perusal of it I found [...]

Narcissa March 1842

Miss Jane Prentiss, Quincy, Illinois, U.S.A. (Favor of Mr. Edward Rogers.) WAIILATPU March 1st, 1842. Mr. Dear Jane and Edward: I was busy all the forenoon in preparing my husband for his departure. He left about two o'clock p.m. to go on a professional visit to Brother Walker's, and I am once more left [...]