Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 7 (1891-1892)


Lt 78, 1892

White, W. C.

Adelaide, South Australia

October 21, 1892

Previously unpublished.

Dear Son Willie:

Your letter just received, but too late to get an answer in the mail today. Nevertheless, I will send [it] immediately. You sent me a copy of [your] letter to Lindsay, but no copy of [your] letter written to Edson. I thought of writing you at once to send me a copy of [the] letter written to Edson, but thought you might not want me to see the letter, so did not ask for it. 7LtMs, Lt 78, 1892, par. 1

I have received a draft of one hundred and one dollars which I shall need to use here, but Elder Daniells says I cannot get it cashed here, only at the Echo office, so I send it and you can bring me the money when you come. My judgment tells me your course in reference to Edson is correct, and I will pray for him and leave the matter with the Lord. No letter has come from Fannie to me in answer to my letter to her, but I felt that I must know what ground I was standing on. I have felt but little assurance of anything as far as Fannie is concerned, and it is a terrible burden on my soul. 7LtMs, Lt 78, 1892, par. 2

When your letter came, both Emily and May protested that they knew nothing of [a] letter or paper on missions, [and] could find neither; and both said it was not brought out. Just a few minutes after reading your letter, I got up with a determined purpose to find the letter, if here, and fortunately was successful. The paper sent on missions was Elder Daniells’. He let me have it to send to you. The other mission paper I have not seen until today. So I have now to enclose the Hare letter. I am sorry I did not undertake the search myself, earlier; I shall get this in tonight, Friday night. You may get it Monday. 7LtMs, Lt 78, 1892, par. 3

Yesterday was a beautiful day; today is pleasant, but fixing for another rain. I am not feeling as well as I could wish, but I trust in my heavenly Father to strengthen and bless me. I go out every day except when it rains. You do not refer to your coming at all. 7LtMs, Lt 78, 1892, par. 4

Elder Daniells leaves us one week from next Monday for Melbourne. If I spend Sabbath and first-day at Ballarat, we will leave here in season to spend a few days there, unless you think better for us to come through and go to Ballarat a little later on, before conference. We shall have some time to spare before conference. Please advise me. 7LtMs, Lt 78, 1892, par. 5

Love to all the school household. 7LtMs, Lt 78, 1892, par. 6


I send you the draft and the letter from Joseph. 7LtMs, Lt 78, 1892, par. 7