Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 3 (1876 - 1882)

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Lt 60, 1876

Hall, Lucinda

Oakland, California

April 20, 1876

Previously unpublished.

Dear Lucinda:

I write you but a few lines this morning. 3LtMs, Lt 60, 1876, par. 1

I am glad for your good letter and will answer every one you write me. We miss you very much, everywhere, but we are not unhappy. God is with us to bless. We have some most precious seasons of peace and comfort of the Holy Spirit. I was so very sorry that James has been, and for ought I know now may be, indisposed. May the Great Healer touch him and make him every whit whole. 3LtMs, Lt 60, 1876, par. 2

I feel free in writing here, and shall not think of attending camp meetings without [knowing it is my] positive duty. Why does not my husband abide by what he told us all when he left, that if we did not go then we had better remain one year? Now I see no good reason that should change this arrangement, so count me out at the camp meetings. Will you write me what you know in regard to Littlejohn and other matters? I want to hear in reference to these things that have perplexed me so much. I feel the deepest interest in the cause of God in California. Their great need makes them more especially objects of labor. Says Christ, “I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” [Mark 2:17.] It is the most needy that need the very help that proper labor will give them. 3LtMs, Lt 60, 1876, par. 3

I have no personal feelings in reference to the people of California. I will labor just as earnestly and ardently for them as any people on the face of the earth. They know but little of our experience. In the East they know much, and yet I have suffered from those who know me much more than from those in California who do not know me. 3LtMs, Lt 60, 1876, par. 4

In love. 3LtMs, Lt 60, 1876, par. 5