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Friday, June 21, 2013

Isaac Wardle Missionary Letter Fragment, no date

IJW letter, fragment
[5]  Do not send paper as I Can get 24 sheets Like the 1 Enclosed for 4 Cents.  it takes more to send it than Wood by 10 times as much.  The stamps is of no youse fear as you Will see by me sending them back.  John give up all the you Can so that you Can keep in the hind 2000 after you have sold all you need to do to pay our Dets and help the family[.]  be as aparing as possple[.]  I Expet that Whan i Come home that We shal have to fix up for you to Come on this or some other mishin[.]  i Wood Like if you Wood Larne to Reed and Right[.]  Every Thane you have and store you mind the principles of [pg 6] gospel and Larn to speek in publick[.]  Wat i say to you i say to all the boys:  marthy Sophia John Crilay mintay Willay Joseph Charles Hannah and my Dearest Little siles god bles you and keep you all from all harme[.]  the teares fill my Eyes so that i Can nt see Wat i am dowing[.]  never mind i feel much beter than i have Dun in times past[.]  hoping this fue Lines may find you Well[.]  Excuse all mistacks[.]  Reed this to father Egbert[.]  i god bles him and all of is and you and all[.]  how forever truth and the kingdom of god: give my Love all of the Neabers [neighbors] and my frends[.]  good by for the present frm you husband and father, Isaac Wardle.
[Overlay]  Neuse from William Bills, Bishop.  thank god.  Now i got reding to see What[.]  it is Drop of due from heaven to me[.]


  1. Thank you for posting this letter. I have determined that it was probably written after July 1875 and before June 1879 based on the mention of the children in this letter. Silas was born in 1875 and he is mentioned. Son Junius was born in June 1879 and there is no mention of him in the letter.


  2. Iva Wardle Beckstead After further reasoning, this letter was probably written between Feb 1879, his arrival in England on his mission and his release date Sep 26, 1879.