Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 12

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Lt 168, 1897

White, W. C.

Sunnyside, Cooranbong, New South Wales, Australia

January 17, 1897

Previously unpublished.

Dear Son Willie:

Last night we had a long meeting in which I set forth principles. The trade of the horse was taken up and discussed. There is the same kind of dealing in all the work of Brother Lawrence, but he is, I am thinking, beginning to see things more clearly. He says he means to get right. He has not had this matter I send you, but this is the only copy that I have sent away and it is right that you should have this. 12LtMs, Lt 168, 1897, par. 1

Brother Lawrence is beginning to see things in a more distinct form—that his life practice and principles will not stand the test of the judgment. I think the Holy Spirit is working with him. He said last Friday he wanted the work to go deep and thorough, and he wanted now to understand his duty. If they wanted him to work, he would be willing to work at any price they may give him; but if he will only go away somewhere with his wife, who is a Pharisee in self-righteousness, we would feel much better. Now Brother James has come here and moved his family here. We can see no place for Brother Lawrence, but he does not feel like leaving. May the Lord help us all to understand our duty before Him. 12LtMs, Lt 168, 1897, par. 2

I can write no more now. I hope Haskell will come back here. I feel it is unjust to leave me here just as I am, along, to carry this load. 12LtMs, Lt 168, 1897, par. 3

Mother.