Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 10 (1895)


Lt 164, 1895

White, J. E.


November 1895

Extract only. Previously unpublished.

[Edson White:]

[First 11 pages not extant.]

Well, Edson, the Spirit of the Lord came upon me, and I have written the words that I have traced to you as rapidly as my pen could move. I have a word to say to you: Be cautious, walk humbly with God. God has said, “Them that honor me, I will honor.” [1 Samuel 2:30.] Honor Him with your lips. Let your words be inspired of the Holy Spirit so that they may burn their way to the hearts of your hearers. Help everyone who is discouraged. Seek to bless every needy, sinful mortal to whom you come in contact. Lift up the Saviour and say, “Behold the Lamb of God which taketh away the sins of the world.” [John 1:29.] 10LtMs, Lt 164, 1895, par. 1

I know you will be disappointed about the manuscript, but can you not yourself take my writings and simplify them to meet your need? But do not make the matter less forcible. I propose to lend you $300.00 to be used in settling your most pressing debts. 10LtMs, Lt 164, 1895, par. 2

Since Emily left for America, May Israel has directed the letters. I do not know what it means that you have not received the letters and articles I have sent you. I have sent precious matter in every mail. I have not failed once in sending letters to you. Twice I sent mail from Cooranbong on Monday as we were led to believe it would be in time for the boat if sent to Sydney direct. However it may be that it did not reach the city in time for the boat. I shall have to send my mail from here tomorrow (Friday) in order to have it reach the Monday boat at Sydney. 10LtMs, Lt 164, 1895, par. 3

To the General Conference:

Please pay to Edson White the sum of $300.00—Three Hundred Dollars—to be returned when Edson shall be in a situation to return it. 10LtMs, Lt 164, 1895, par. 4