Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 20 (1905)


Lt 200, 1905

Evans, I. H.

“Elmshaven,” St. Helena, California

July 19, 1905

Previously unpublished.

I. H. Evans, Treasurer

Dear Brother,—

During the last few days I have written many things regarding the work in Washington and in Nashville, which will be copied and sent to you soon. Tonight I have time only to write you a few lines, asking you to be prepared to send to Brother Burden at Los Angeles four or five thousand dollars if we telegraph for it, to help to make a large payment which is due on the Loma Linda Sanitarium the 26th of July. 20LtMs, Lt 200, 1905, par. 1

We may be able to find the money here. We shall not send to you unless it is needed, but if we do send, we shall expect you to send it promptly, and I will be responsible for its return. 20LtMs, Lt 200, 1905, par. 2

Our brethren have made their arrangements for the money necessary for this payment in July and the payment in August, but the enemy does not want us to have this place; and he is working upon minds in a peculiar way to keep the money out of our hands. Through the hasty action of the managers of one of our enterprises, a dilatory employee was discharged. This offended him and his friends, so that about nine thousand dollars which was promised us is now withheld by them. Other disappointments and surprises have led our brethren into a difficult place where they may need your help. 20LtMs, Lt 200, 1905, par. 3

If we can obtain this money elsewhere we shall do so. There is plenty of money in California to carry forward these enterprises, but persons having large means have been offended, some at one thing, some at another, and some are confused because of changes in our plan of management. These difficulties can be overcome, and we can secure the necessary means for our work. But just now we may need your assistance with a loan for two or three months, until our Los Angeles camp-meeting gives us an opportunity to lay before all the people of Southern California the importance of these enterprises and the advantages of our present plan of organization. 20LtMs, Lt 200, 1905, par. 4

In view of what I have been enabled to do to assist you in raising the Washington fund, I ask you to be prepared to respond to my call for the amount we shall need up to five thousand dollars without delay or question. 20LtMs, Lt 200, 1905, par. 5

Yours for the work 20LtMs, Lt 200, 1905, par. 6