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Lt 151, 1896

White, J. E.; White, Emma

Sunnyside, Avondale, New South Wales, Australia

June 10, 1896

Previously unpublished.

Dear Children:

The American mail came. Nothing from you. We feel deeply interested in you, not only as my children but as laborers together with God. This is the greatest satisfaction to me I can possibly have—to know my children are engaged in the service of God. I sent a large mail to you one week ago, and now I send some things in this mail; but I have been very sick. I am wanting to write and tell you some things. I have used my eyes so constantly that they have been much afflicted, but the Lord is hearing prayer in my behalf. I can use them again moderately, but I am warned that I cannot endure the taxation I have endured. Next November 26 I shall be seventy years old. My mind is clear, my memory good. I am sorry no letters came from you, for I am left to conjecture this, that, and the other. I took a severe cold, speaking one week ago last Sunday in the new mill. It is the only place we can meet. Money matters are very close. We cannot advance. We need a house of worship badly. Will you ask Brother Kennett in regard to his looms? What is the price of the loom to weave carpet? 11LtMs, Lt 151, 1896, par. 1

Edson, I have sent much matter to Battle Creek and to you. Please to use everything discreetly, for a crisis is now upon us. I know Brother Olsen has not done right to allow things to pass on as they have done, but, poor man, he has not got moral backbone to withstand those men. But pray. Watch every word; watch the thoughts, and keep close to the side of Jesus. 11LtMs, Lt 151, 1896, par. 2

This must go now to reach the mail. 11LtMs, Lt 151, 1896, par. 3

Mother.