Lt 72, 1910

1910

Lt 72, 1910

White, J. E.

NP

[September 2, 1910]

Previously unpublished.

Elder J. E. White
Nashville, Tennessee

Dear Son Edson:

We attended the camp-meeting at Berkeley, which was held from August 18 to 28. This meeting was held in a very favorable location in Berkeley. Never was I better pleased with the location of a camp ground. On reaching the camp ground, we found that rooms had been engaged for us in a house just across the street from the camp ground and directly opposite the large pavilion. I only had to cross the street, walk a short distance, and I was in the tent. Lt72-1910.1

Brother Crisler and his family had a cottage in the yard of the house we occupied, and Willie had a room in this cottage. Lt72-1910.2

There was a large attendance at the meeting, and the seats in the pavilion were arranged to accommodate those present, and also the outsiders who came to the meetings. At some of the meetings the large tent was crowded. Lt72-1910.3

During the meeting Maggie arrived from New Zealand, with her husband and their two-year-old boy. Maggie has come to unite with me in my work. Her husband is working on the place. We were much pleased to welcome these friends and are glad that the long voyage from New Zealand is over. Lt72-1910.4

I am now working diligently to bring all things into order, that we may see light in the Lord’s way. Lt72-1910.5

Today I am going to our new school property at Angwin. There is to be a special meeting there, where many things are to be considered. Lt72-1910.6

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September 3, 1910

Pacific Union College, Angwin

Yesterday Sara and I left our pleasant home for this place. A meeting is being held here to consider some things in regard to our school in this place, and I was urged to attend. So on Friday morning Sara and I started, taking the longer route, because the short one is rocky, and at this time of the year very dusty. The long road is four miles further round than the short route, but is an excellent road, ascending the mountain gradually. We took my special driving horse Ladybird and suffered very little annoyance from the dust. But it is a drive of two and a half hours, and a continual ascent, and on reaching the school I felt very weary. Lt72-1910.7

W. C. White and his family attended the meeting, coming later. Lt72-1910.8

Notwithstanding my weariness, I spoke to a full house this morning. The Lord gave me freedom of speech, and I spoke for about an hour. The following words, which were on my mind, I spoke to the people: Lt72-1910.9