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Lt 87, 1891

Olsen, O. A.

Greenville, Michigan

April 21, 1891

Previously unpublished.

Dear Brother Olsen:

I want you to see the response I made to the Board of the International Tract Society. Please call for the paper I sent to them. Brother Chadwick offered me $15 per month for the whole upper rooms of the office and the whole lower rooms, with the exception of the attic. I told Brother Chadwick it was not right for me to rent that property for less than $20, and I would furnish the rooms above with carpets, bedsteads, and other articles of furniture. I said my wages were raised to $2 more per week. I could not conscientiously receive any more than I now was having, and I could not conscientiously accept $15 per month for my office above and below. Now, I think $20 is none too much for rent. 7LtMs, Lt 87, 1891, par. 1

But Brother Chadwick’s eyes snapped and he decided that the board would not accept it, and I think Chadwick is the board. Now I think the office will be a convenient, wholesome place, and they ought to have it. 7LtMs, Lt 87, 1891, par. 2

Perhaps a word from you would help matters. They are ready to pinch me in almost every point, as though I must make every concession. They say Chadwick is determined, if he makes a proposition, to carry it through. I am the board, is his idea. 7LtMs, Lt 87, 1891, par. 3

I leave this with you. I want they should take my place, because it is just what they need. 7LtMs, Lt 87, 1891, par. 4

[P.S.] Marian will give you the answer I gave to the board. Ask her. 7LtMs, Lt 87, 1891, par. 5