Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 6 (1889-1890)


Lt 63, 1890

Thomson, Sister

Crystal Springs, St. Helena, California

May 22, 1890

Previously unpublished.

Dear Sister Thomson:

Since seeing you, I have been very sick. For two months I suffered much with malaria, but thanks be to God I am again able to sit up and to walk and to trace these lines. 6LtMs, Lt 63, 1890, par. 1

When at Battle Creek, I designed to see you before you left Battle Creek, but meetings were so arranged I could not possibly do this. When a letter was received by me from Dr. Kellogg that nothing was billed against you, I was somewhat surprised. I had written and spoken to him in your behalf, and I told him as you told me, as I understood you, that you had eight hundred dollars invested in the sanitarium institution and he said my request in your favor should be respected. 6LtMs, Lt 63, 1890, par. 2

In his letter to me, he stated that they had searched the books to see what was invested, but they could find nothing there. Did I misunderstand you? Now, these things troubled me. A little sickness was already seizing my body and for two months I have been very near the brink of the grave. Now I am able to sit up and trace these lines. I have thought of how many poor suffering ones need to be treated who have not the money to pay their bills. As you have received special favor, will it not be only your duty to solicit, in behalf of the hospital sanitarium, your brethren and sisters to take shares in that charity institution. See if you cannot use your influence to get all that you can to invest something in paying for a bed for some poor suffering one. They are constantly expending thousands of dollars in this direction. You can do a good missionary work in this line. I solicit your missionary efforts in this direction. 6LtMs, Lt 63, 1890, par. 3

It is necessary to obtain as many shareholders [as] possible to secure a large number of votes in regard to sustaining and holding the property of the sanitarium. 6LtMs, Lt 63, 1890, par. 4

I will write no more at present. 6LtMs, Lt 63, 1890, par. 5

Much love to your husband and your mother. 6LtMs, Lt 63, 1890, par. 6