Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 15 (1900)

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Lt 54, 1900

Haskell, S. N.

Cooranbong, New South Wales, Australia

April 5, 1900

Previously unpublished.

Dear Brother Haskell:

In regard to the loan of five thousand dollars, at the interest which you stated, I will accept this loan gladly, for we need money very much. I wish you would ascertain if the managers of the Review & Herald know of any one who would loan the Echo Office money at five percent interest. The Echo Office is just starting the work of publishing our books, and the loan of some money would be a great help to them just now. 15LtMs, Lt 54, 1900, par. 1

If you know of some one who would loan us money to help in erecting our sanitarium, we would be very grateful for such a loan. We feel perfectly free to accept loans, even if we have to pay interest, we cannot endure the thought of being bound about in our work. Our warfare is aggressive. We cannot take time to sit down and rejoice over the victories we have gained. The world must be warned, and in no way can this be done so well as by camp meetings and sanitariums. I need not say anything to convince you of this, for you already know it. 15LtMs, Lt 54, 1900, par. 2

I can assure you that we shall be grateful for the loan of the money you speak of. We must plant the standard of truth in every place. There are opposing influences in every place which we enter. There are shrewd politicians who know that men must have some religion, and who therefore encourage that religion which allows men to place their names on the church roll and still cleave to and love the world. Such men serve the world and their ambitious plans instead of serving Christ. 15LtMs, Lt 54, 1900, par. 3