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Lt 141, 1894

White, W. C.

George’s Terrace, St. Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

February 15, 1894

Portions of this letter are published in 4Bio 125.

Dear Son Willie:

I have no particular news to write you. We are unusually well, hurrying off the American mail, but my mind has been so taxed recently for three weeks [that] it is a poor, tired mind, and I cannot tax it much more. After this mail is gone, I shall take things easier. 9LtMs, Lt 141, 1894, par. 1

Sister Tuxford and Jessie Israel went to Williamstown last night and report an excellent meeting. Brother Baker gave a most solemn discourse. They say since I spoke there Sunday afternoon, there has been most deep conviction on many minds, and the outsiders are earnestly inquiring when I will come again. The very best class are out to hear. I speak tomorrow in Brighton, then next Sunday afternoon in Prahran, the next Sunday afternoon in Melbourne, in the best hall they can secure. Elder Starr is now seeking to attend to this business. 9LtMs, Lt 141, 1894, par. 2

I hope to learn something soon in regard to the horse and carriage, duties on it and household goods. In regard to a location for ourselves, retired somewhere in a restful place, I am sure I must be out of the bustle and the confusion. I want the matter of Edson to be fairly considered. The light has always been given me [that] Willie, his mother, and Edson should be connected in the work as a threefold cord, one helping the other and thus I think of these things. I am tired of those connected with me who are strangers. God help me feel just as I had ought to feel in this matter. Elder Olsen objected because reports will follow him here, and so they will, and more, a great deal more, in America, than here. 9LtMs, Lt 141, 1894, par. 3

I think as Willie is with me scarcely any of his time, and other matters absorb his mind so fully, I should have my own children whom the Lord has been pleased to forgive and accept and abundantly pardon and bless. This looks consistent to me, and yet I want nothing but God’s will and the Lord’s way. 9LtMs, Lt 141, 1894, par. 4

I think also, Brother Brownsberger should be interviewed and placed where he should be useful. I also feel that if professor Bell should come to Australia and connect with our school, and teach some classes, it would be a rich blessing to the school. Think of these things seriously. 9LtMs, Lt 141, 1894, par. 5

Much love to you all. 9LtMs, Lt 141, 1894, par. 6

Mother.