The Ellen G. White Letters and Manuscripts: Volume 1
This letter is published in entirety in Ellen G. White, Manuscript Releases, vol. 3, pp. 174, 175.
Letter of encouragement and admonition to children of close friends. 1EGWLM 186.3
Dear Children, Gilbert and Deborah,
I have just laid down my child [James Edson White] a few moments to write you a word. Are you good children? Do you keep the commandments of God, and love and obey your parents? If you do you have the promise of entering the holy city where all is harmony and joy. You must pray to God much that He would accept you, and keep you from the pestilence and sickness that is abroad in the land.3 1EGWLM 186.4
God loves the young if their hearts are turned unto Him, and He loves to bless them. 1EGWLM 186.5
I am now on my way to visit Henry [Henry Nichols White], and present to him his little brother.4 I hope you will be good children. Love God. Speak the truth at all times. Be obedient to your parents, and then God will be pleased with you, smile upon and bless you. Be good, be good. 1EGWLM 186.6
In haste and love. 1EGWLM 187.1