Sept. 3, 1919.
You will no doubt be surprised to receive another letter from me so soon. But the case is this way: Bonnie has again taken a great notion to go home this fall and I suppose I shall have to try to send her. So if you can lend me $50 or $75 I will try to arrange to let her go. I don’t think she will ever be satisfied till she does get off, and there is no question about her needing the rest and the change. I think probably I could get along with $60 as I will be getting $125 a month from this out and will also be getting something out of my preaching. I don’t want to borrow any more than I have to and would like to borrow it on 12 months time, though I would pay it back earlier if I could. I have just borrowed $25 from another source to help pay on my piano and life insurance and could probably have gotten more if I had known that I had to have it. I
dislike going in debt when it is so difficult to get out again; but if you have this money and can spare it on a long term you may send it and I will pay it back as soon as I can. I think I can get a woman to keep house for me while she is away. Miss Blunck who was with us when the baby was born is at present at Prof. Lincke’s and could no doubt be secured. And if Bonnie must go home it would be better for her to do so now than to wait till next summer.
If you can conveniently lend me the money I would thank you for the favour. We had two new pupils to register this morning and several more are still to come and we are looking forward to the most prosperous year in the history of the institution. We have not yet started the Seminary department, as the few boys that are on the ground do not care to begin till the others come. Don’t think because you promised it that you must send me the money. I do not want it unless you can spare it without inconveniencing yourself.
[signed] C.H. Little