Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 11 (1896)

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Lt 148, 1896

White, J. E.; White, Emma

Sunnyside, Cooranbong, New South Wales, Australia

April 7, 1896

Previously unpublished.

Dear Children, Edson and Emma White:

I am very much pleased to receive your very encouraging letters. I am perfectly reconciled to your remaining where you are, and I believe and pray for you. The Lord will be with you, my son, if you will be with Him. I can write but a few words this time. I have been very sick for a few weeks. I am better now and our institute is in session. I have spoken four times upon an all-sided education. I meant to have sent you a letter to go on this boat, but cannot. 11LtMs, Lt 148, 1896, par. 1

Last night at ten o’clock May Lacey White presented her husband with a pair of twin boys, perfect in every respect. One weighs six pounds and one half and the smaller five pounds and one half. They are as pretty babes as I have ever seen. Both babes seem to be perfectly healthy. May went through it all bravely. She is a treasure. She is doing finely. Her labor was long-three days and two nights—but not severe; very, very slow but this is best. She is as happy a mother as you would wish to see. Her cheeks are rosy yet. I must now do no more writing. 11LtMs, Lt 148, 1896, par. 2

I send a letter to Emily for [her] to copy at once for Dr. Kellogg, and I will request her to send you a copy. I will write more when another mail goes. Write often. I see no further criticisms to be made on your book, Christ Our Saviour. 11LtMs, Lt 148, 1896, par. 3

Mother.