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Lt 117, 1890

Olsen, O. A.

[Petoskey, Michigan]

August 3, 1890

Previously unpublished.

Elder Olsen,

I have been talking with Dr. Lay and Dr. Douse. They say [to me], Do not think of such a thing as leaving in August or September; your muscles are very weak, and it will be losing all you have gained if you go. 6LtMs, Lt 117, 1890, par. 1

Well, do not make any appointments. When the time comes, I shall understand my duty. There are four weeks yet for me to improve, but the malaria strives hard for the victory. I am praying for strength every day, and I believe the Lord will work in my behalf. 6LtMs, Lt 117, 1890, par. 2

I hope that you will not remain in Battle Creek and keep your mind on a continual strain. You must have a change. You can get it here in rest, taking your mind off subjects that you are in the habit of pondering over, and give a little period to complete rest. I know this would be a blessing to you. 6LtMs, Lt 117, 1890, par. 3

It is very warm here, but a cool breeze is blowing. I have secured a horse and now desire to secure a carriage—think that I shall today—and be ready to ride out tomorrow, perhaps tonight. 6LtMs, Lt 117, 1890, par. 4

We pray most earnestly for you who are in council. May the Lord give you wisdom and understanding, that every plan may be that which the Lord has devised. 6LtMs, Lt 117, 1890, par. 5

This letter I prize. I want Willie and you to see it. It [has] done me good to read it. Love to yourself and your family. 6LtMs, Lt 117, 1890, par. 6