Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 6 (1889-1890)


Lt 89, 1889

Olsen, O. A.

Battle Creek, Michigan

August 25, 1889

Previously unpublished.

Dear Brother:

Today we received a letter from Elder O. A. Burrill asking Sister White to attend the meeting in Saginaw, but she understood that you were to write to her if you thought it best for her to come there. Since you left she has been quite sick. Sabbath she was not able to sit up much of the day. She is a little stronger today but still very weak. She wants me to say to you that unless it is very necessary she does not want to go to the Saginaw meeting, since she is feeling so poorly. Of course, she could nerve herself up to do the work if the cause were to suffer greatly by her absence, but if you can get along with the help you have she would prefer to stay at home and try to get a little strength for the long journey just before her. 6LtMs, Lt 89, 1889, par. 1

We wait to hear from you. 6LtMs, Lt 89, 1889, par. 2

Yours in the work, 6LtMs, Lt 89, 1889, par. 3

Sara McEnterfer.]

[Handwritten addition by Ellen G. White at the bottom of this letter:]

Dear Brother Olsen:

I wish a letter from your own hand. I know well that Brother Burrill would say just what he has said. I could expect nothing else. But I want you to write me frankly if you, after viewing the situation on all sides, consider it best for me to come and do as best I can. I shall respect your advice and counsel, knowing you will speak intelligently in regard to the matter. God can strengthen me. I am gaining but weak. Tell me without delay what you think. This was the agreement, that you should write me. 6LtMs, Lt 89, 1889, par. 4