Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 18 (1903)


Lt 124, 1903

McClure, N. C.

“Elmshaven,” St. Helena, California

June 25, 1903

Previously unpublished.

Dear Brother McClure,—

During the night I have been instructed that the family that occupies my house in Healdsburg should have the benefit of the fruit from the orchard, if they so desire, and if they will take care of the place and see that it is kept in good order. If they rent the place for twelve dollars a month, they should have all that they can get off it. It is not right to have others acting the part of caring for the place, while the tenant has little of the profit that comes from the place. I wish to do as I would be done by. 18LtMs, Lt 124, 1903, par. 1

I think that I made a mistake in selling the vineyard for six hundred dollars. This should not have been separated from the house and the rest of the land. But as it is done, it is done. 18LtMs, Lt 124, 1903, par. 2

I do not want you to sell my place in Healdsburg for less than three thousand dollars. Cautions have been given me in regard to this matter that I dare not trifle with. Three thousand dollars is my price for the place. I cannot now feel clear to sell it for two hundred dollars less than this price. I speak decidedly. 18LtMs, Lt 124, 1903, par. 3

Things have been presented to me, which, though not yet clearly defined, show me that I must hold right where I am for the time being. In the future I shall understand more clearly the meaning of these things. 18LtMs, Lt 124, 1903, par. 4

I want everything in my business dealing to be as God would have it. I want to be sure to do my work thoroughly, in the way that God has marked out. 18LtMs, Lt 124, 1903, par. 5