Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 12 (1897)


Lt 139, 1897

White, W. C.

“Sunnyside,” Cooranbong, New South Wales

April 11, 1897

Previously unpublished.

Dear Willie:

I hope you will have time to attend to my business personally. I do not think that my business matters should be neglected. I have lost from Sister Scott, and I do not think that the Pacific Press should allow me to stand that loss all myself. Why should I? Then again, why should I stand the loss in consequence of Brother _____ of Healdsburg? Where did he help with his money? If it is in the Pacific Press, let them, in his time of necessity, relieve him. This has always been presented to me as the right thing to do. When men have helped liberally, help should come from the source that has been helped by their means, when adverse circumstances come upon them, and they are brought to want. I cannot see why I should stand under all these losses. 12LtMs, Lt 139, 1897, par. 1

I have not received anything at all of Sister Scott’s money. The gifts were made to the college. I want our brethren in California to look at this matter as it is, and consider what they will do in sharing this burden with me. Those who have had the use of Brother L_____’s money should be the ones to show themselves compassionate and help him, and not allow me to stand under this whole load. 12LtMs, Lt 139, 1897, par. 2

I call upon C. H. Jones and Willie White to consider this matter as I have set it before you. I want the brethren in California to arouse to a sense of their responsibility and to their duty, and to relieve me of the large draughts made upon me. The money in my Healdsburg place belongs to Brother Lockwood. He needs the interest on the money loaned me, and he shall have it. But I ask that this matter shall not come upon me, and I be deprived of means to advance the work in this field that is so destitute of facilities. 12LtMs, Lt 139, 1897, par. 3

I shall send this to several, and I want them to make a copy of it and send it to those who ought not allow me to carry this burden. 12LtMs, Lt 139, 1897, par. 4