Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 12 (1897)


Lt 201, 1897

White, W. C.

Sunnyside, Cooranbong, New South Wales, Australia

December 1, 1897

Previously unpublished.

Dear Son Willie:

African mail. I send letters to Brother and Sister Lindsay and to Brother Olsen. I also send letter to Brother Haskell. I send you a copy of the letter sent to me yesterday. I am seeking to close up the book. I think I have about done this. It is a tax on me, but I have courage and faith in God. Marian is about done now, is on the last chapter, I think. 12LtMs, Lt 201, 1897, par. 1

Your children are not as bad as they were. Sara gave Henry treatment night before last, then we took them yesterday morning for a ride and they acted very much that day as though they never had approached sickness. I was over to the house several times, my head refusing to work. Of all the antics that could be performed, they entered into with a surprising zeal. 12LtMs, Lt 201, 1897, par. 2

We leave here Friday. 12LtMs, Lt 201, 1897, par. 3

One window is made in the chamber, and it makes a surprising difference. This will indeed be a wonderful improvement. You will see by the letter sent to me by Elder Haskell that there is no release for them or for any one of us. I dare not leave at this time, and I feel as one forbidden to go to Melbourne. On that Friday morning, when I read those matters to those assembled, I have done, I sincerely hope, [with] the wrestling and the meeting of minds that pretend to receive light but do not in their movements show any such thing. God will not be trifled with. I am ready to do if I know what to do, but I cannot walk contrary to the light God has given me. 12LtMs, Lt 201, 1897, par. 4

Yesterday Brother Goodheart came from Sydney. He has commenced now, this morning, to take his meals with us. Sara says not another minute. 12LtMs, Lt 201, 1897, par. 5

Do tell us when you are coming home. 12LtMs, Lt 201, 1897, par. 6