[FI001ACL], Letter from Mary Valinda (Mrs Lewis) Miller to Mina Miller (Mrs Thomas A.) Edison, Thomas Alva Edison, March 28th, 1889


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[FI001ACL], Letter from Mary Valinda (Mrs Lewis) Miller to Mina Miller (Mrs Thomas A.) Edison, Thomas Alva Edison, March 28th, 1889

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10-5564. [Akron] My dear darling Mina and Mr. Edison, Though I would love to talk with both of you this morning, your dear pa started for [Clogo? Chicago?] last evening after reading your very kind and good letter dear Mina. He reaad the one you sent. We also he thought both good and hope Mr. Edison with you would go in to the [Remberances?...Temperances?] work and put down the evil monster. O how we all should work against its evils. I do so wish Mr. Edison would go in with you in doing all the good that [can?] be done. O how we do nead good [tried?] workers, those that have been there in whole heart, what is anything without a heart. I do hope if dear Mr. Edison does not see just as we do he will work his way to best and with a love and sincer heart and his work and will will better meanes of doing a grate deal of good. There is grate nead of every one doing all they can for good of mankind and they are a grate many ways of doing good work so we work with the right will and with the good ones help we are all right. I will just write these few lines I think they are so good for us every day and everything we have to do at home and for the [public?] Prayer sends the soal aloft, lifts it above the clouds in which our selfishness and egotism [befogars?] and gives us a chance to see which way to steer. {Spurgeon? Sturgeon?] These lines are good and true don't you think so my dear daughter. We know it by experance my dear. There is not a day passes but I can see the loving kindness of my dear Savour and wish I could live more in his likeness, but prayer and faith with trust in the true God will do all things. Let us watch, wait and trust. Dear Mina, I do hope these lines will find you well, strong and happy both in mind and body. That little darling o if I had her just now wouldn’t I kiss her, yes she knowes who her best friend is and will cry after her and want to be with the one that she loves the best. Little darling I hope she and the little boys will have a little fun with the little toy I started to them this morning. I started one to [Aunt?] Lucy. I thought it might cheer and make her laugh and you know a good harty laugh is as good as a well darling. I will let you find that out by experence so practice and you will soone know the worth of it. Well, I must close as I want this ready for the mail carier and it is just time for him. Dear Mina do all the good you can and every way you can and all will be well with you. I have no feares of the just and the good ever being forsakening. Please except love and very best wishes for you, Mother. Ever love and obey Mr. Edison, keep up with him in everything, never let go. Love to all the dear ones and kisses to them also. Best respectes to Miss [Mae?] [Wilkins?] louise and the others, goodby PS, dear Mina do you take the [Cleveland? Beloved?] every Monday [morning. Mr. Talmage has a good sermon in it. Have you had [any?] word from [Marion?]. I did think we would get a letter from [him?] today but did not. I do hope all are well and happy. No doubt but they are. Please kiss each other for me and also kiss to dear little folkes, goodby




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Thomas A. Edison Papers, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University
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