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Lt 29, 1878

Hall, Sister

Salem, Oregon

June 19, 1878

Portions of this letter are published in 3Bio 85; 5MR 178.

Dear Sister Hall:

I have copied these verses from a book. They may be appropriate for the Signs. Use them if you think best. I thought them good. 3LtMs, Lt 29, 1878, par. 1

I am recovering from my journey. We have much hope that this camp meeting shall prove a success. We pray much that God will be with us. 3LtMs, Lt 29, 1878, par. 2

I miss James O so much. And I have feelings of indescribable loneliness, but yet I am among kind friends who do all for me that they can. 3LtMs, Lt 29, 1878, par. 3

Your first duty, Lucinda, is to look out for your health. If you use up the health you have, then you can do nothing. I beseech of you for the cause of God and for Christ’s sake, take care of your health. For the sake of your parents, your brothers and sisters, take care of your health. If you die, then the paper will have to do without you; and be warned in season, break right away and throw off all care, all responsibility for a time. 3LtMs, Lt 29, 1878, par. 4

I feel the deepest interest in the cause and work of God for this time. My yearning heart’s cry is for entire conformity to the will of God. I am not content. I must know the length, the breadth, the height and depth of perfect love. I cannot rest unless I know that God is working through me. I must be imbued with His Spirit. I am hungering and thirsting after righteousness. 3LtMs, Lt 29, 1878, par. 5

Well, dear sister, will you go to Healdsburg and rest a while? Don’t wait my return, for I expect to stay longer than I anticipated. I expect to go to Walla Walla which will detain me till the middle or last of July. Not a word comes to me from any of you. I am anxious to hear from Emma in regard to her mother. 3LtMs, Lt 29, 1878, par. 6

Love to Lillie and all dear friends, 3LtMs, Lt 29, 1878, par. 7

Mother.

I send this to Edson, fearing you may be at Healdsburg. 3LtMs, Lt 29, 1878, par. 8