Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 14 (1899)


Lt 234, 1899

Starr, Brother and Sister [G. B.]

Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia

October 15, 1899

Portions of this letter are published in 4Bio 435.

Dear Brother and Sister Starr:

We are nicely situated in a pleasant cottage with a lady who owns the house and rents it to visitors who come to the place. I have a nice front room which gives us a beautiful view of the scenery of the upland which is settled with some very fine buildings. You know about this place. One park is just across the street; there is a park at a little distance secured for the camp meeting. 14LtMs, Lt 234, 1899, par. 1

We have never had a tent meeting, since my acquaintance, in any place so pleasant and so beautiful, with trees and with green grass. The tents so clean and new make a nice appearance. The congregation as yet is small—one hundred at most on Sunday. We hope more will be on the ground. Our meetings Sabbath were good. Brother Tenney spoke in the forenoon; Brother Daniells spoke Sabbath evening; I spoke on Sabbath afternoon, and the Spirit of the Lord seemed to be in the meeting. Just before I closed, my Will brought in about twenty-two more. I do not know who speaks this forenoon. I speak in the afternoon. 14LtMs, Lt 234, 1899, par. 2

Brother Tenney looks bad; his head and face trouble him some; his face is nearly purple. I am so sorry for him. We shall take his case to the Lord in prayer. 14LtMs, Lt 234, 1899, par. 3

If you get the matters settled at Maitland will you please write to me? It may be we can stop over when we return, which we expect will be as soon as the meeting closes. If you have not become settled, then we pass right along to Newcastle. We had good accommodations, but Sara was worn out and carsick. The cars run fast and jostled us about; it was very rough. We think it might be the location of the berths in the end of the car. Sara was troubled all the way with carsickness. I was resting, notwithstanding, and sleeping. 14LtMs, Lt 234, 1899, par. 4

After we changed cars Friday noon we had the ladies’ compartment to ourselves until we arrived at our destination. 14LtMs, Lt 234, 1899, par. 5

I must now close. We have beautiful weather. Praise the Lord for this. 14LtMs, Lt 234, 1899, par. 6

In love to all the family. 14LtMs, Lt 234, 1899, par. 7

Write me the first thing after you know what you can depend on. 14LtMs, Lt 234, 1899, par. 8