Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 4 (1883 - 1886)


Lt 7, 1884

Smith, Brother and Sister [Uriah]

Portland, Oregon

June 17, 1884

This letter is published in entirety in 3Bio 252; 7MR 54; LS 273.

Dear Brother and Sister Smith:

I have received an urgent letter from Brother [S. N.] Haskell to come to the important meetings [in the] East. I would be glad to go, but as I look over the work that must be done, I cannot see any consistency in my going east this summer. I have been very much exhausted, but this would not deter me from going if I could see it to be duty. I have not been able to recover from my work [in the] East up to this time. 4LtMs, Lt 7, 1884, par. 1

Marian [Davis] and Eliza [Burnham] are the best help I could have and [are] appreciated highly by me. There are many works I wish to complete. If I went east, I would have to return in the winter to do the very work that I should leave undone. In the spring Willie [White] and I will go east in May to remain one year, and perhaps two years. 4LtMs, Lt 7, 1884, par. 2

The meeting closed up well in Walla Walla. It was a success, and a great change has taken place in the feelings of the Upper Columbia Conference. Sunday I spoke upon the subject of temperance. If ever the Lord helped me, He did at this time. I was free indeed. The Lord let the power of His Spirit rest upon me. 4LtMs, Lt 7, 1884, par. 3