Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 11

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Lt 149, 1896

White, J. E.; White, Emma

Sunnyside, Cooranbong, New South Wales, Australia

May 1, 1896

Previously unpublished.

Dear Children:

I received the American mail last evening, and I cannot read my letters and answer. Sara says, “I will give you twenty minutes.” So I will say, we are all well. The mother, May, and twin boys are well. Willie left immediately after the Bible institute closed and is in Sydney; will not return before the first of next week. 11LtMs, Lt 149, 1896, par. 1

You would be so surprised to see Ella May White and Mabel. They are growing fleshy and rosy. Ella weighs one hundred and seven pounds. She is quite a chunk. Mabel is improving just as much as Ella May. Excellent children. Mabel is giving away her dolls. Says she has living babies now. She will sit for hours with one of the new little ones in her arms, happy as a queen. The children are so delighted with their baby brothers they can scarcely find language to express themselves. 11LtMs, Lt 149, 1896, par. 2

In regard to your coming here, I have not a word to say. I know I do not go to America unless the Lord signifies this is my duty, neither do I go to Africa. I am more than pleased with the climate. 11LtMs, Lt 149, 1896, par. 3

I will have more mail to send you in two weeks. This is all for now. I am so thankful to my heavenly Father for the changes that have taken place with me. The lower part of the spine is almost recovered, thank the Lord. But I must stop now and ride down to the mail. We are having the most beautiful weather you ever saw. We enjoy it very much. It is never hot but a few days. It is an even climate. I would like to have you with us, but I believe you are in the line of your duty. 11LtMs, Lt 149, 1896, par. 4

Be of good courage in the Lord. Trust wholly in Him and He will manifest Himself unto you. I have been up since half past two o’clock, and got my workers and had them copy these short epistles. Much love. 11LtMs, Lt 149, 1896, par. 5

Mother.

I am putting myself into writing my books. 11LtMs, Lt 149, 1896, par. 6

Mother.