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Lt 68, 1890

Fulton, John

Battle Creek, Michigan

September 19, 1890

Previously unpublished.

Dear Brother Fulton:

I do not wish you to think at the Health Retreat I am urging my cottage upon the Health Retreat. If they had rather I would hold the property, I will do so, continuing to pay the interest on the money. But if you all feel perfectly willing and want the property, then you can have it; but do not take it with the understanding you are doing me a great favor for I do not thus regard it. I consider that I am doing the Health Retreat a favor. They may think that they pay all they can afford, and this may be true from their point of view, but the money expended by me in that place they will not be able to see and may imagine they are really doing me a great favor. If this is the reason they take the property, they need not feel thus, for I shall never look at it in that light. 6LtMs, Lt 68, 1890, par. 1

If they consider the property is not of that value to them, let it remain as it is for the present until they know whether they really do want it or not. I do not want them to feel I am urging anything upon them. I have offered all for $3,000, because I would not appear to be selfish in the matter and be misunderstood. I shall not receive the full amount I have expended in buildings and in improvements. I will leave this all to the Lord. I hope that to me a change will come ere long and I shall not be under so great pressure financially. 6LtMs, Lt 68, 1890, par. 2