Letter from Henry to Mother, August 6, 1881

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Title

Letter from Henry to Mother, August 6, 1881

Subject

Presidents--Assassination; Opium; Drugs--Religious aspects--Christianity; Aging

Description

In this letter to his mother, Henry wishes her a happy birthday and reflects on her old age. They are waiting for news about Mattie's travels and the shooting of President Garfield. The warm weather in China affects them all, but Henry's family is planning for a trip up the West River soon. Churches there have had some interest.

Creator

Noyes, Henry Varnum

Source

The College of Wooster, Special Collections, Noyes Collection, Box #3

Publisher

Unpublished

Date

1881-08-06

Contributor

Council on Library and Information Resources Hidden Special Collections Grant

Format

PDF

Language

eng (English)

Type

Text

Identifier

noyes_c_cor_761

Coverage

Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881

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Canton Aug 6th 1881
My dear Mother
I have not at all
forgotten that this is your birth
day and now I have come
to my desk to write a few lines
for fear I may not have so
much time after the mail
comes. We expect the American
mail in the course of an hour
or so and if not disappointed
will hear from home on your
birth day. I hope you are
well and that this year will
be a very happy one for you.
I can hardly realize that you
are now more than 70 years
old. I presume you will have
all the children in the USA
at home on the hill to day. We

hope to hear of Mattie's safe
arrival too by the mail. It
is now overdue one day so
that unless there it some ac-
cident we feel quite sure of
it. We have only had a few
telegrams in reference to the
shooting of Pres Garfield. I
expect in the San Francisco
Bulletin we shall get an
account of the whole matter.
We have been having some
quite hot weather of late. It
does not affect me much
but BElla feels it considerably
and the baby also as he is
cutting teeth. His eigthth tooth
will be through soon and
then I hope he will have
a little rest, Will is usually
well but is redered more or

lEss uncomfortable by
prickly hear which most all
children have here in the
summer. I have it considerable
Another month or a little more
will take us over the greatest
heat of summer. We expect
to leave for San-Ui the
22d of September and after
visiting the regular stations
make a month's trip up
the West River. I have
never been but about 80
miles up the river, expect
this fall to go perhaps 200
miles and also go up
some of its branches.
Last Sabbath was communion
at Sz-Pai-Lan. There were
none admitted to the church

There was one applicant who
seems to be quite in Earnest
but he has been an opium
eater for 30 years and has
not yet given it up. So he
was advised to break off from
that before we could receive
him. . He is about 70 years
old and it is said to
be a very difficult matter
for a man of that age to
give it up. There were
five children baptized. [?There?]
wEre children of a man who
joined at the last communion
and who seems to be a
most earnest christian man.
To-day is Saturday but the
mail does not go from here
until next Tuesday so I will
write to some of the home circle
after the receipt of the American mail
With love + best wishes from us all
-- Your Aff Son Henry -



广州 1881 年 8 月 6 日
我亲爱的妈妈
我根本没有
忘了这是你的生日现在我来了
到我的办公桌上写几行
怕我可能没有
邮件后很多时间
来了。我们期待美国
一小时内邮寄
左右,如果不失望
会从家里听到你的
生日。我希望你是
好吧,今年将
对你来说是一个非常快乐的人。
我几乎无法意识到你
现在已经 70 多年了
老的。我想你会有
所有在美国的孩子
今天在山上的家中。我们

希望听到玛蒂安全的消息
也通过邮件到达。它
现在逾期一天所以
除非有什么意外,否则我们确信
它。我们只有几个
电报参考
加菲尔德总统枪击案。我
期待在旧金山
公告我们将得到一个
整个事情的交代。
我们一直有一些
最近天气很热。它
对我影响不大
但贝拉感觉很明显
和婴儿一样
切牙。他的第八颗牙
很快就会过去
那我希望他有
稍作休息,威尔通常是
很好,但渲染得更多或

不那么不舒服
刺耳的听到哪个最
孩子们在这里
夏天。我有它可观
再过一个月或多一点
将接管我们最伟大的
夏天的炎热。我们期待
前往三义
9 月 22 日及之后
参观常规车站
补一个月的旅行
西河。我有
从来没有,但大约 80
数英里的河流,期待
今年秋天去也许 200
英里,也上升
它的一些分支机构。
最后一个安息日是圣餐
在 Sz-Pai-Lan。曾经有
没有人进入教堂

有一位申请人
似乎很认真
但他一直是鸦片
食客 30 年
还没有放弃。所以他
被劝告断绝
在我们收到之前
他。他大约70岁
旧的,据说
是一件很困难的事
对于那个年纪的男人
放弃。曾经有
五个孩子受洗。那里
是一个男人的孩子
在最后的圣餐中加入
谁似乎是
最虔诚的基督徒。
今天是星期六,但是
邮件不会从这里发送
直到下周二,所以我会
写信给一些家庭圈子
收到美国邮件后
带着我们所有人的爱和最美好的祝愿
——你的儿子亨利——

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Citation

Noyes, Henry Varnum, “Letter from Henry to Mother, August 6, 1881,” Letters from Harriet Noyes: Missionaries and Women's Education in Nineteenth Century China, accessed April 18, 2024, https://noyesletters.org/items/show/834.

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