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Lt 65, 1892

White, W. C.

Preston, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

March 29, 1892

Portions of this letter are published in 4Bio 34.

Dear Son Willie:

I mailed a letter to you yesterday and spoke some of going to Adelaide. Since, I have talked with Eliza Burnham, just come from home from a visit of two weeks to Adelaide. She represents cold nights and mornings and hot days, and that it is very questionable whether we could be comfortably situated. Now I have decided to remain here and not go through the perplexity and expense of travel and getting settled at Adelaide. I slept more last night. Am as lame and helpless as ever today. As I will, if I make any move, have to do it at a venture and only two of us, May and I go, I decided to stay right here, trust in the Lord, and speak when I can. 7LtMs, Lt 65, 1892, par. 1

I am glad I spoke last Sabbath. Sister Daniells said that she was surprised, knowing my feebleness, that I spoke with such clearness and power. If the Lord will give me strength to do a little here, I know that little is needed. I will not give up my courage. I will hope in God, although I cannot rise up or sit down or move without pain. Now I shall settle this matter not to make a move until your return. I shall continue to take electric baths and that regularly, three times a week. If it amounts to $1,000, I shall give it a fair trial. 7LtMs, Lt 65, 1892, par. 2

Sister Daniells rode with us to the buildings where we take baths. She says they are in every way as good as at Sydney. They are seeking to do their very best for me, and I will be where I can get these baths regularly three times per week until I get better or decide it is of no use, and stop them. I was weighed yesterday after my bath; weighed 135 pounds. I shall do all I can to regain health. 7LtMs, Lt 65, 1892, par. 3

We are all cheerful; and peace, quiet, and harmony prevail. So do not worry about Mother. The Lord has a care for me. He will not leave me to suffering and despair. I shall speak Sabbaths, for the thought I can do that much refreshes me. 7LtMs, Lt 65, 1892, par. 4

Sunday afternoon I design to have a meeting for the sisters and give them a talk on healthful dress. I thought you might be planning in reference to my going some other place, but I have looked at the subject on its many sides and shall not go unless the way opens more decidedly, and I do not expect it will. 7LtMs, Lt 65, 1892, par. 5

Now I will again say goodbye. The Lord bless you and take charge of you is my prayer. 7LtMs, Lt 65, 1892, par. 6

Mother.