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We Loved Once and True I and We Loved Once and True II are missions in Red Dead Redemption 2.

Mission Overview

Arthur Morgan finds Mary Linton's letter in camp.

After receiving a letter from Mary, Arthur heads to Chadwick Farm to hear what she has to say.


After returning to camp, Susan Grimshaw will inform Arthur that Mary sent a letter from Valentine. It is revealed the letter was picked up by one of the girls in camp, who was recognized by Mary as one of the gang members. Mary learned that gang was camped near the town, and thus requested the letter to be delivered to Arthur.

Arthur is surprised to find Mary still willing to contact him after years of separation. He can then go to his tent to read the letter.

After putting away the letter, Arthur was noticeably lost in thoughts for a while. He can then proceed to find Mary at Chadwick Farm near Valentine. 

"We Loved Once and True II" will begin when Arthur visits Mary at the Farm.

When Arthur arrives at the farm and knocks at the door, an older woman opens up and points a gun at him. After Arthur states his business, she goes back into the house to inform Mary about his arrival. Afterward, she and Arthur have a short conversation before she asks him to check on her brother Jamie, in the Cumberland Forest, who has joined the Chelonians, a religious cult. She believes that cult is quite mad and will probably kill him. The player can then decide if Arthur helps Mary or not.

Choosing to help her will unlock the third part of the mission.


Video Walkthrough


Red Dead Redemption 2 - Mission 15 - We Loved Once and True I, II & III Gold Medal


  • If Arthur has not completed "Money Lending and Other Sins III" before this mission, an alternate cutscene will play out where Leopold Strauss pleads to Arthur to collect the debts from Thomas Downes. This will force "Money Lending and Other Sins III" to start immediately. However, there is a way to start it without completing Leopold's mission, where one must complete other missions, complete "Money Lending and Other Sins II" last, then examine the letter, which will trigger the mission icon.
  • When Arthur visits Mary in Valentine, there are two bits of foreshadowing quotes that Arthur will remember in "A Fork in the Road" depending on his Honor. The first is when he is reluctant to listen to her story and she says, "Don't make me beg you, Arthur" (if his Honor is low); and the second is when she asks him to find her brother, saying, "I understand if you don't wanna help me, but... but... I think of you often" (if Arthur's Honor is high).
  • There is a slight difference in cutscenes, where it depends on whether Arthur is wearing a hat or not. If he is, he will take it off and hold it and puts it back on after the meeting. If he is not, it will not affect anything else.
  • If the player doesn't make a choice and the timer runs out, Mary will angrily storm inside saying Arthur hasn't changed much. This will lock the player out of the third part of the mission.


Completing this Honor story mission strand is associated with these trophies/achievements:

10 gamerscoregamerscore
Bronze bronzebronze
Reach maximum or minimum Honor level.

30 gamerscoregamerscore
Silver silversilver
Complete all optional Honor story missions.

100 gamerscoregamerscore
Gold goldgold
Attain 100% Completion.


Red Dead Redemption 2 mission walkthroughs
Chapter 2: Horseshoe Overlook
"Who is Not Without Sin""A Quiet Time""Exit Pursued by a Bruised Ego""The Spines of America""Blessed are the Meek?""Polite Society, Valentine Style""Good, Honest, Snake Oil""Pouring Forth Oil I""Pouring Forth Oil II""Pouring Forth Oil III""Pouring Forth Oil IV""A Fisher of Men""Americans at Rest""The First Shall Be Last""Paying a Social Call""Money Lending and Other Sins I & II""Money Lending and Other Sins III""We Loved Once and True I & II""We Loved Once and True III""The Sheep and the Goats""An American Pastoral Scene""A Strange Kindness"
Companion Activities
"Five Finger Fillet - Lenny Summers""Hunting - Charles Smith""Rob a Homestead - Javier Escuella"
Chapter 1Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Epilogue, Part 1Epilogue, Part 2