Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 1 (1844 - 1868)


Lt 19, 1868

White, J. E.

Greenville, Montcalm County, Michigan

August 11, 1868

Previously unpublished.

Dear Eddie:

I have just received a letter from you, and am thankful for the efforts you are making in overcoming. Your father and myself are seeking to humble ourselves before God, and for a greater degree of His Spirit. Be not discouraged in your efforts, but persevere. In all probability your faith will be tried, because you have not lived up to all the light you have had in the past. 1LtMs, Lt 19, 1868, par. 1

I have, this afternoon, had six teeth extracted and do not feel like writing a longer letter, so you must excuse me; but I want you to send me immediately that which I wrote for your birthday. I will copy it and preserve it for you. We will expect you to go to the camp meeting. I will write again as soon as I can. 1LtMs, Lt 19, 1868, par. 2