November 1996 - To "Wayward in Port Arthur"
From Al Weisenberger
of El Paso, this letter - sent to Al by his father, Royce Weisenberger, a retired state district judge in Hope, Ak. - which was written in 1927 by Hope attorney Luke F. Monroe "to an apparently wayward wife in Port Arthur, Texas."
To Mrs. E. Luther Smith, Port Arthur, Texas:
Your husband, the Hon. E. Luther Smith has arrived home and as his attorney, I have been instructed to notify you that if you are not at home on or before Monday, Jan. 24th, 1927, mending his socks, shirts and other wearing apparel, cooking his meals, milking the cow, feeding the chickens, making his home brew and doing such other further acts as a dutiful and faithful wife should, that some action may be taken by him to deprive you of his love, care, and maintenance and support.
Please take due notice of this demand and govern yourself accordingly.
This 19th day of January, (sic) 1927.
Luke F. Monroe